Higher Education

KUSF's axe-man, Father Privett, stepping down

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The University of San Francisco president who sold off beloved community radio station KUSF in 2011 is stepping down in August, the university recently announced. Father Stephen Privett is known by elected officials and higher-education folks as a strong, stalwart 14-year leader of San Francisco's oldest university. But to local artists and music lovers, Privett was and will always be the axe-man of KUSF.

And no, we don't mean he shredded on the guitar.Read more »

Bill on Brown's desk to make two-tiered system of college tuition: for the rich, and the poor

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It seems that one California politician is adapting an old adage for a modern era: If at first students protest and get pepper sprayed, try, try that legislation again. Read more »

Jerrry Brown and UC

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So the guv is going to start showing up at UC and CSU board meetings, where he will be able to sit next to his pal Gavin Newsom. And he's going to tell the administrators that they have to start getting serious about cost-cutting -- as if they haven't whacked billions out of their budgets in the past few years.Read more »