Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is quitting her job to run the University of California.
So what she learn while helming a government bureau that some call dysfunctional and which has been accused by politicians of needlessly wasting money while performing the vital roles of providing border defenses, immigration services, emergency relief, and transportation security?
Over the past decade, the fiscal crisis of higher education has unfolded across the University of California system. And when a school has lost billions—really, billions—in state funding, engineering a new identity isn’t the first issue on the list. Or even the hundredth. Yet the UC system has introduced a sweeping new rebranding this month, engineered by an eight-person team led by the school’s creative director, Vanessa Correa, and art director, Kirill Mazin.