Friday, July 22, 2016

Listen to the Regents Meeting of July 19, 2016

As noted in numerous prior postings, we - unlike the Regents - truly archive their meetings (at least the audio thereof) indefinitely. But it takes time. Each hour of meeting requires one hour of recording time. So we archive with a lag.

However, we do now have the July 19 meeting. It began - as seemingly all Regents meetings begin nowadays - with public comments from the anti-vaccination folks. This time, there was only one. Thereafter, the meeting turned to audit and compliance. When the issue of sexual harassment prevention came up, Regent John A. Pérez noted the there wasn't evidence that such training in fact prevented bad behavior. Oddly, his observation was followed by a suggestion by Regent Hadi Makarechian that the training should be turned into a for-credit course. Subsequent discussion dealt with security of data and safety in UC-related travel.

The rest of the meeting involved either discussion or approval of various capital projects. These included student housing at UC-San Diego, general planning related to a student housing crunch at Santa Cruz, student housing at UC-San Francisco, and a research building at Riverside. Two UCLA projects came up. A $35 million budget was approved for the Geffen Academy. And there was discussion of plans for revamping an arts facility run by UCLA in Culver City.

You can hear the meeting at the link below:

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