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The Suspension of Linda Katehi

BY HANK REICHMAN On April 27, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced that Linda Katehi, Chancellor of the UC Davis campus, had been placed on “investigatory leave.”  The action came in the wake of repeated calls by legislators for Katehi’s resignation or dismissal.  This was not yet, as some have reported, tantamount to her…

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Katehi Removed as Chancellor at UC-Davis

Hank Reichman has been reporting on the many issues surrounding Linda Katehi and the other chancellors in the University of California system. What follows is a short item by Mariel Hemingway, writing for the University Herald; the piece is largely a synthesis of the reports from other news sources: “Linda Katehi has been embroiled in…

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Statement from Chancellor Katehi

Three days ago in my post entitled “More Calls for Chancellor Katehi’s Dismissal,” I mentioned that University of California at Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi promised a response to such calls.  Yesterday, Katehi released the following statement: If you have followed the news lately, UC Davis may seem like a tale of two communities. Our university…

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More Calls for Chancellor Katehi’s Dismissal

BY HANK REICHMAN [UPDATE 4/20: Yesterday an eighth legislator and the first Republican, Sen. Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) added his name to the roster of California lawmakers calling for Katehi’s resignation, declaring in a tweet that the University of California exists to educate students, not enrich administrators.] Calls for the resignation or firing of University of…

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Corporatizers Gone Wild!

BY HANK REICHMAN For those who don’t yet understand what academics mean when we talk about the “corporatization” of the university, a good way to begin learning might be to take a look at recent events surrounding the University of California (UC) at Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, previously notorious for presiding over the pepper-spraying of…

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How to Be Malignant and Sound Benign

BY MARTIN KICH In a recent post, “Faculty Become Drowned Bunnies, Too,” Aaron Barlow reported and commented on the words and actions of Simon Newman, president of Mount Saint Mary’s University. Newman, whose previous professional experience was with private-equity firms, abruptly fired two professors, one tenured, and demoted a dean after his remarks about actively…

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Faculty Become ‘Drowned Bunnies,’ Too

BY AARON BARLOW Two members of the new AAUP chapter at Mount St. Mary’s University—one tenured, one not—have been fired. According to an article by Scott Jaschik on Inside Higher Ed today, that leaves only ten chapter members. One, a tenured philosophy professor, was fired for disloyalty. The other, the faculty advisor to The Mountain…