Art Center controversy: some interesting details.

LA Weekly published a complete article about Art Center controversy giving new details about the problem that school management and students are currently living.

Here a small part of it:

Nathan Cooke* isn’t a miscreant. He isn’t a troublemaker or a misguided teen. He is a 26-year-old industrial design major in his final two trimesters at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Cooke’s a good student too — a rare Art Center scholarship recipient and an active force on campus. He’s the president of the EcoCouncil, a student organization designed to promote environmental responsibility on campus and beyond.

It started with Styrofoam. Despite branding itself as a world leader in sustainability education, Art Center’s cafeteria uses disposable Styrofoam dishware. For nearly two years, Cooke says, EcoCouncil, fellow students and even some faculty lobbied Art Center’s administration to ditch the Styrofoam in favor of something more environmentally friendly. Some recycling bins around campus wouldn’t hurt, either, they argued. “But, we were consistently told there wasn’t enough money,” Cooke says.
One day after Cooke’s post, Art Center’s Chief Academic Officer Nate Young resigned under curious circumstances — with Koshalek hinting it was due to Young’s handling of a $1.1 million educational budget deficit. A short time later, Young’s assistant, Rachel Tiede, fresh off maternity leave, was fired after speaking up for her former boss at a student government meeting.

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  • Orange
    June 16, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Hi, Luciano!

    My name is Dmitry Nazarov.
    I am a post graduate specialist of Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry. You have visited the site of our university and you had been interested in project of the city truck of my colleagues A. Khrenov and A. Fedotov. If you send me you e-mail, I will send you photos and illustrations of their diploma’s project. Also I can add my diploma’s project “The train Sochi-2014”.

    Best regards, Dmitry Nazarov.

    [email protected]

  • Ophelia Chong
    June 17, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    thank you luciano. we are planning on keeping up the protests if richard koshalek’s contract is renewed.

    :O) ophelia

  • Anonymous
    June 18, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Luciano. graci.

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