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.
The seven-acre site was bought with money specifically for parks in or near the Platinum Triangle. But city officials want to sell the land and use the profits to improve a park somewhere else in the city.
In the first episode of our new podcast, we talk with the editor of Cal State Fullerton’s student newspaper about his run-ins with the university’s media relations department. We also discuss tactics used by other government flacks.