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Posted by: thepinetree on 07/07/2020 11:08 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 07/07/2020 11:08 PM
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Michael V. Drake to Become 21st President of the University of California

Oakland, CA...The University of California Board of Regents announced today (July 7) the appointment of Michael V. Drake, M.D., as the 21st president of UC’s world-renowned system of 10 campuses, five medical centers, three nationally affiliated labs, more than 280,000 students and 230,000 faculty and staff. Drake has a long and distinguished career in higher education, most recently as president of The Ohio State University (OSU) from 2014 until this past week. Prior to his six years at OSU, his entire academic career has been at UC, including as chancellor of UC Irvine for nine years from 2005 to 2014 and as the systemwide vice president for health affairs from 2000 to 2005.




Drake received his A.B. from Stanford University and his residency, M.D., and fellowship in ophthalmology from UCSF. He subsequently spent more than two decades on the faculty of the UCSF School of Medicine, including as the Steven P. Shearing Professor of Ophthalmology.

Under his leadership, Drake greatly enhanced UC Irvine’s reputation as a premier university. UC Irvine rose to join the top 10 public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s annual list and was ranked by Times Higher Education as the No. 1 university in the U.S. under 50 years old. During his tenure at the campus, the four-year graduation rate increased by more than 18 percent, while undergraduate enrollment and diversity significantly increased. In addition, Drake oversaw the establishment of new schools of law and education as well as programs in public health, nursing and pharmacy.

Drake’s tenure at OSU was marked by record-high applications and graduation rates, groundbreaking research and strong donor support. He established several successful programs to increase student access and affordability, including a tuition guarantee program; enhanced scholarships covering the cost of attendance; and increased grants to support middle- and lower-income students. In fact, OSU’s need-based financial aid increased by more than $200 million between 2015 and 2020.

“Much has changed in the 15 years since I was given the privilege of becoming chancellor at UC Irvine, but not my absolute belief in this great University and its time-honored mission,” Drake said. “I look forward to working with the regents, chancellors, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and our broader community as we, together, guide the University through the challenging times ahead. Brenda and I are thrilled to be back. Fiat Lux!”

Drake has published numerous articles and co-authored six books. He served as a reviewer for several medical journals, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. Drake is a member of several national scientific and scholarly societies, and has received various awards for teaching, public service, mentoring and research. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the UCSF School of Medicine’s Clinical Teaching Award, the Hogan Award for Laboratory Research, the Chancellor’s Award for Public Service, the Martin Luther King Jr. Award for University Service, the UC Irvine Medal, and the University of California Presidential Medal in recognition of his exemplary service to the University.

“Dr. Drake personifies the qualities we looked for in selecting a new president: He is committed to seeing the whole student and to supporting all our students. He recognizes the incalculable value of faculty and staff to the University’s mission, and he understands the importance of the public and private partnerships that help us achieve that mission,” said John A. Pérez, chair of the UC Board of Regents. “As the first person of color to serve as UC president, Dr. Drake returns to UC at an important point in the University’s journey. This is a homecoming the University of California is very excited to be celebrating early.”

Drake’s extensive public service experience includes various roles for the American Medical Association, the National Eye Institute, the Association of American Medical Colleges, and multiple commissions on health in the state of California. He is a former chair of the board of directors of the Association of American Universities and currently serves as a member of the board of directors for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. He is also the chair of the board of governors of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, a member of the American Talent Initiative Steering Committee, and a member of the board of directors of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

“Stepping down as president of the University of California is bittersweet, especially after seven wonderful, dynamic years, but I depart knowing Dr. Michael Drake will lead with experience and integrity, with the critical support and guidance of the UC Board of Regents,” said current UC President Janet Napolitano. “Michael has my full confidence, and I am excited to see how his fresh infusion of ideas and new perspectives will shape the University in the months and years ahead.”

The 10-month long search for the University’s next systemwide leader began in September after Napolitano announced she would leave UC in August 2020. The regents approved rigorous criteria to guide their search.

“UC faculty, staff and students repeatedly told us they want a president who will prioritize issues of equity and fairness and be a powerful advocate at the state and national level,” said Regent Gareth Elliott, chair of the Special Committee in charge of the presidential search. “When we needed the right person to steward UC’s global reputation, it turns out we didn't have to look too far from home. I am very proud of this thorough and inclusive search, and I’m delighted it resulted in such a great match with Dr. Drake.”

“We are thrilled that Dr. Drake has chosen to return to UC at this pivotal moment in the midst of profound global and national change,” said professor Kum-Kum Bhavnani, chair of UC’s Faculty Academic Senate and the Academic Advisory Committee. “President-designate Drake’s demonstrated commitment to undergraduate and graduate students and the work of faculty, understanding of the needs of UC employees, his commitment to social mobility, and his intimate insights into diversity, policing and inclusion ensure UC will continue to be a leader in higher education nationally and internationally as the world enters a bold new era.”

“Participating in the search for the next UC president was a privilege that I did not take lightly,” said Student Regent Hayley Weddle, who also served on the Special Committee. “The top three qualities I was looking for in a new president were a proven record of success in promoting equity and access in higher education, a commitment to working closely with students as partners to address pressing issues such as basic needs and sexual harassment, and a clear vision to advance UC’s public service mission. President-designate Drake has all of these qualities and more, and I am excited to welcome him back to the University of California.”

The Board approved Drake’s salary at $890,000. Pending an academic personnel review, Drake will be appointed as a tenured professor at UCSF.

Drake, 69, and his wife, Brenda, have two grown sons and four grandchildren.


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ALLEGED ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ WHO DROVE INTO BLM PROTESTERS IS BLACK MAN FROM AFRICA
Posted on: 2020-07-08 05:51:03   By: Anonymous
 
The driver of a white Jaguar who struck multiple Black Lives Matter protesters with vehicle when they blocked a highway has been revealed to be a black immigrant who came to the United States from Africa.

Two white Black Lives Matter protesters, Summer Taylor and Diaz Love, both of whom identified as non-binary, were hit by a car while they attempted to block the I-5 highway in Seattle. Taylor died from her injuries, while Love was briefly hospitalized.

The incident was quickly characterized by leftists as an instance of ‘white supremacist’ terrorism.

“Summer Taylor is the tenth person to be murdered due to whites supremacist terrorism in Seattle so far in 2020,” wrote far-left activist Cnspeckhardt.

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ALLEGED ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ WHO DROVE INTO BLM PROTESTERS IS BLACK MAN FROM AFRICA
Seattle driver ran down white Black Lives Matter protester Summer Taylor, who was helping leftists block a interstate highway
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Alleged ‘White Supremacist’ Who Drove Into BLM Protesters Is Black Man From Africa
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The driver of a white Jaguar who struck multiple Black Lives Matter protesters with vehicle when they blocked a highway has been revealed to be a black immigrant who came to the United States from Africa.

Two white Black Lives Matter protesters, Summer Taylor and Diaz Love, both of whom identified as non-binary, were hit by a car while they attempted to block the I-5 highway in Seattle. Taylor died from her injuries, while Love was briefly hospitalized.

The incident was quickly characterized by leftists as an instance of ‘white supremacist’ terrorism.

“Summer Taylor is the tenth person to be murdered due to whites supremacist terrorism in Seattle so far in 2020,” wrote far-left activist Cnspeckhardt.

“This murder is reminiscent of the 2017 terrorist in Charlottesville who killed Heather Hayer with his car,” wrote Democrat congressional candidate Qasim Rashid.
“These past couple of weeks have made it very clear that those Nazis in Charlottesville achieved something: popularizing running over protesters with cars with the intention to murder,” added pansexual non-binary musician Natalie Grace Alford.

However, the assailant has since been identified as Dawit Kelete, a black migrant from the East African country of Eritrea.

Washington State Patrol Captain Ron Mead suggested that police suspect Kelete drove the wrong way on a ramp leading to the interstate highway, where the protest was taking place.

Protesters had occupied the I-5 highway for almost three weeks prior to Kelete’s decision to drive there.
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Kelete’s lawyer, John Henry Browne, said the crash was a “horrible, horrible accident” and was not intentional.

“There’s absolutely nothing political about this case whatsoever,” Browne told The Associated Press. “My client is in tears. He’s very remorseful. He feels tremendous guilt.”

Kelete is originally from Eritrea and is a U.S. citizen, Browne said. He lives with his family in Seattle, and they’re very religious, he said.

After Kelete was stopped by state troopers, he agreed to take a field sobriety test for drugs and alcohol. The tests showed he was not impaired, the state patrol said.

A King County judge set an incredibly high $1.2 million bail figure for Kelete, despite the fact that charges have not yet been pressed against him. The excessive sentence appears to be intended to send a political message in favor of leftist protesters, despite the apparent contradiction with Black Lives Matter’s professed opposition to unfair sentencing of black men.

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    Posted on: 2020-07-08 06:27:10   By: Anonymous
     
    Blah. Blah. Blah.......

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    Posted on: 2020-07-08 06:33:42   By: Anonymous
     


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      Posted on: 2020-07-08 08:13:02   By: Anonymous
       
      ^WTF?

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    Re: ALLEGED ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ WHO DROVE INTO BLM PROTESTERS IS BLACK MAN FROM AFRICA
    Posted on: 2020-07-08 09:17:55   By: Anonymous
     
    What a sad story. But since white supremacists are known to drive cars into protesters, it wasn't an outrageous assumption.

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      Re: ALLEGED ‘WHITE SUPREMACIST’ WHO DROVE INTO BLM PROTESTERS IS BLACK MAN FROM AFRICA
      Posted on: 2020-07-08 11:37:36   By: Anonymous
       
      No, It is an outrages assumption. So you just assumed it was a white person you're blaming, and therefore you also assume he's guilty.
      That is just incredibly stupid and ignorant, no, you are incredibly stupid, ignorant and a bigot. You already have accused the person, even though you don't even know him let alone the facts, you assumed him to be white, he's not, assumed he was a white supremacist, and he's not and then you found him guilty, because you have heard it somewhere else before so you ASSumed it's just like what you heard else where? And he never even had a chance of a trial and jury.
      So what the hell, why don't you join a violent democrap mob and hang the guy too? You democrats are becoming famous for burning down businesses that belong to all ethnic groups. That violent crowd mob mentality thinking all business belong to whites so let's loot them and burn it down because we ASS-umed it was. Bunch of idiots, and I'm not assuming it, I know it.

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Posted on: 2020-07-08 09:44:04   By: Anonymous
 
Most people out here are done with these protests, so block hiway, streets, etc. , you risk being hit, see some of us need to get to work, medical appts., etc. Which most protestors don’t care about. Bye, bye

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Posted on: 2020-07-08 09:48:47   By: Anonymous
 
How timely, used to be the most qualified got the jobs, now we choose people because their firstly RADICALS secondly a person of color, if I could stop paying the tax bill that went to these Leftist Universities it would be done today, 4 more years of Trump and we will take care of these indoctrination centers! YES, YES, YES

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    Posted on: 2020-07-08 10:21:12   By: Anonymous
     
    So do you know this man’s qualifications? What if he had been the most obvious choice for years? You jump to conclusions on things you have no idea about. Just a shook, small minded Trump following fool, armed with a keyboard.

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      Posted on: 2020-07-08 13:08:12   By: Anonymous
       
      All y’all just need to STFU on your assumptions and disbelief s! I don’t care what side of the fence you’re on you need to understand that EVERY NEWS OUTLET IS A PROPAGANDA MACHINE! THE NEWS RUNS THE COUNTRY AND BY IN LARGE THE WORLD! Us lambs are allowing it to happen with these shallow views. Wake up!

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Posted on: 2020-07-08 14:18:58   By: Anonymous
 
Affirmative action at it's best ! Who cares about UC anyway.......we can see what they produce, and it's pathetic

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    Posted on: 2020-07-08 20:21:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Guess you never go to the doctor or the dentist? Must be lucky to be you. What a fu/king stud!

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