Linda Katehi

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…

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On the University of California, I: The Funding Challenge

BY HANK REICHMAN This is the first in a series examining issues in the University of California system, the nation’s premier public research university. As if the University of California system did not have enough problems with embarrassing sexual harassment scandals at Berkeley and a growing movement to fire Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi for alleged…

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UC Regents Make a Muddle of Academic Freedom

Here is another excellent perspective on the University of California Board of Regents consideration of a proposed “intolerance policy” by UCLA History Professor Michael Meranze, posted originally on his Remaking the University blog.  This Wednesday the Regents Committee on Educational Policy will be taking up the Final Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles…