Two things coincided this morning to depress me about the state of our "higher education" institution that we call the University of California. First, an email from the music librarian including the following information:
Hours for Fall Quarter will be Monday, Thursday (10-8); Tuesday, Wednesday (10-6); Friday (10-5); Sunday (1-5)...all print reserves (books, scores, printed articles) will be located in [another building that is only approximately near the music building]
This reads as: the Music Library will now be essentially useless except as a storage facility. Nothing can be checked out before 10 AM or after 6 PM most days. Any book you decide is essential for your students to read will be removed from the building so as to ensure that they will never actually read it. Thanks, UC Library, for prioritizing the arts!
Second, this post by Dean Dad about our beloved (hah!) president's interview with the Times. Gee, he sounds like a real winner, doesn't he?
Way to go, California. Way to go.