The number of sexual assault cases reported on college campuses in Orange County has risen over the last three years. Chapman University and California State University, Fullerton, have seen double the number of incidents reported while University of California, Irvine, numbers fluctuated over that period.
Last October, the refusal by Cal State Fullerton math professor Alain Bourget to use a textbook authored by his boss in the math department revealed inherent conflicts in how college texts are chosen. But despite an attempt at reform, little has changed.
The plan called for the re-zoning of an area near Cal State Fullerton to allow property owners to build high-density, mixed-use development. More than 200 residents turned out to protest the plan and the road closures it would cause.
Alain Bourget, who was reprimanded for declining to assign a textbook to his students that was written by the university’s math department chairman, appealed his punishment at a grievance hearing Friday.
Alain Bourget, an associate math professor at Cal State Fullerton, is slated to have an administrative hearing Friday about a reprimand he received for using a different textbook in an introductory math class than the one officially sanctioned by the department, which was written by the department chair.