For the last two years, a group of community colleges in California have been revamping their approach to remedial math and English courses, and students like Paulo Romero are starting to feel something his friends at other schools are not: hope. A native of Peru who moved to the U.S. when he was 12, Romero knows what it’s like to be told you’re not ready.
The fallout from a sexual harassment case that has gripped San Jose State University for years is far from over and continues to raise questions about how the school handles allegations. Emails sent this week and obtained by the Mercury News suggest a Santa Clara deputy district attorney believes officials at the school tried to obscure facts around the case of professor Lewis Aptekar, and a CSU lawyer “hampered” a probe into whether university administrators were telling the truth.
University of California, Berkeley has fired an assistant professor for sexually harassing four students. Blake Wentworth, who taught in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, was found to have violated the school's faculty code of conduct and its sexual harassment policy, the school said. The firing, effective immediately, apparently ends a controversy that lasted more than two years.