Why I walked Chancellor Katehi out of Surge II
and carefully read this earlier post of hers: Occupy UC Davis
"The ironies are overwhelming. Instead of insuring the stated “highest goal,” the police are violating the safety of the campus community. If the administration is dismayed about the response of the police, who is in charge? If certain members of the administration and staff are too overwhelmed due to budget cuts to respond appropriately, are they not also part of the 99%? I suggested this to AVC Castro and wondered out loud why she didn’t join the Occupiers. In the nine years I have known AVC Castro I have watched her health deteriorate and her control over her own life wane, all in faithful service to the university. This is not a rant against any one person, rather a depiction of a disturbingly dysfunctional system, a call for open and democratic dialogue, and a plea for leadership."
Chancellor's Hasty Retreat Covers Up Major Errors and Oversights That Directly Caused Fiasco
Sunday Commentary: The Whole World is Watching
Changing Universities has this new post.
Remaking continues to update with new links.
Other MSM coverage is likely in front of you available on TV, Phone, Radio etc.
Rally at the Quad at Davis at 12PM today.
UCLA Faculty Association on the group going by the name “Think Long”- we've previously posted on this and other billionaire efforts that some regents and faculty have been involved with...
11/20/11 - 12:32 PM
Back to the comments about the chancellor's salary:
The questionable argument that the Chancellor deserves exceedingly high pay from public pockets rests on her doing her job meaningfully better than potential competitors. Added to that is her working triple time, if I understood one vice-chancellor's argument, so that the pay per hour while high to most of us is needed to retain talent. This exceptional talent should be able to foresee an Occupy problem and develop a clear policy for the UCD police, in writing, and that policy should preclude the recent atrocity and treat it accordingly, including firing police officers like pepper-sprayer Mr. Pike who are not fit to work in weapons-wielding jobs. As an exceptional talent, Ms. Katehi should know how to handle a triple-time load, delegating duties where need be and in function of importance.
So far, it is looking like the hypothesis that Ms. Katehi has such exceptional talent has been tested and proven false. If investigations show Ms. Katehi to be an uninformed and overworked dupe, she might consider admitting she doesn’t have that exceptional talent but is so invested in UCD’s success she has lots to offer (listing what) and would happily work for UCD at a professor’s salary if we gave her another chance. Her free housing would be deducted or removed, and she’d compete with other candidates for the same job and salary."
-- and there are many other really good comments found at this story.
ditto on Birgeneau who has PR folks commenting to puff pieces on him in DailyCal
just make the gender different and the passage could read the same for him : "consider admitting
One of the petitions for Katehi's resignation has reached 55,000
and there is this petition "Dr. Birgeneau, Dr. Breslauer, Mr. LeGrande & Mr. Celaya: Resign, effective immediately."
and this bumbling epic fail:
see how easy it is for UC to use video and archive it when they want to?! - but they won't use this technology for UC Regent meetings -- and especially for votes on “We’ve got to get this business done, and we’ve got to get this done soon,” -whatever this is..
we need a new way of having UC Regents meetings