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UC Faculty Defend Public Education

BY HANK REICHMAN Last week I posted to this blog “A Statement of Principles for Choosing New University of California Chancellors,” issued by the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA), an AAUP partner organization.  Yesterday, at UC Berkeley, where more than a dozen students, faculty, staff, alumni and foundation representatives serving on the…

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A Statement of Principles for Choosing New University of California Chancellors

POSTED BY HANK REICHMAN The recent resignations of University of California at Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi have focused concern among UC faculty members about the criteria and procedures for selecting campus leaders.  Yesterday the Council of University of California Faculty Associations (CUCFA), a partner organization of the AAUP representing…

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Berkeley Bans a Palestine Class

BY JOHN K. WILSON UPDATE: Berkeley rescinded the suspension on Sept. 19. Suspending a course in the middle of a semester is one of the most serious actions a university can take. On Sept. 13, Dean Carla Hesse of the University of California at Berkeley did exactly that to a student-taught DeCal class about Palestine.…

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On the University of California, V: Gutting Accountability?

BY HANK REICHMAN This is the fifth in a series of posts on issues in the University of California (UC) system, the nation’s premier public research institution. Previous posts in the series may be found here, here, here and here.  At a time when there is growing concern about governing board overreach, the University of…

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Protest Greets Katehi Replacement

On April 27, University of California President Janet Napolitano announced that Linda Katehi, Chancellor of the UC Davis (UCD) campus, had been placed on “investigatory leave” and named Provost Ralph Hexter as Interim Chancellor.  The following statement from thirteen University of California, Davis (UCD) graduate students appeared yesterday in the Davis Vanguard: Dear Colleagues, We,…

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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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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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On the University of California, IV: Sexual Harassment, “Respect,” and Tenure at Berkeley

BY HANK REICHMAN This is the fourth in a series of posts on issues in the University of California system, the nation’s premier public research institution. Previous posts in the series may be found here, here, and here.  On Friday, the University of California at Berkeley announced that Provost Claude Steele is stepping down from…

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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…