Sunday, April 29, 2012

Occupy The Farm Is Not About Stanford...

or is it?

At Cal: Online-education oversight group announced

Also, Modernizing the UC Governance- Governance paper prescriptions are not strong enough to solve fiscal problems on UC campuses

and this: UC Berkeley issues open letter concerning ‘Occupy the Farm'

On Pepper/OC there is this: "A recent report on an incident involving pepper spraying of student demonstrators at the University of California-Davis points to a failure of academic management. But it does not identify the underlying reason for the failure. An alternative interpretation and recommendation is presented in this Mitchell's Musing." you can read the piece here as a pdf.

And Davis Vanguard brings up some new names in the UC Davis Pepper/OC spray matter-- in their commentary.

While at Daily Cal - thought it was strange to see an ad for "Wanted Genius Egg Donor" that supposedly links back to Stanford alumni- they want Cal genius eggs? another meaning to 'Occupy The Farm' - take a look for yourself while there.

ah, the habitable zone.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Discretion, Triggers, Best Ideas

Laura D'Andrea Tyson on Cali Higher Ed and national econ -- she mentions how Californians have boxed the Gov in - where the only discretion and greatest discretion is allowed for educational decisions-- meaning easiest to cut education.

and last night the CA Legislature held committee hearings on CA Comm Colleges and BOGG, you have to watch the public comment section-students from Orange Coast College gave compelling public comment, it was chaired by Assemblywoman Bonilla of Concord-- who makes some important comments about the triggers being mostly focused on education and why that is so.

Birgeneau, Yeary, Blumenthal, King 'best ideas conversation starter' discussed at Remaking the University

now have a better sense of why UCOP highlighted: this story

guess they knew: this was coming.

oh, and there is this:
(Reuters) - The University of California could be forced to disclose closely guarded information on the investment performance of venture capital funds managed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital after a judge last week allowed a lawsuit over the issue to move forward.

The lawsuit, filed in California state court in Oakland by Reuters America, a unit of Thomson Reuters, argues that the state Public Records Act requires disclosure of specific investment-return information for the university system's $10.65 billion endowment fund.

The university says the investment-performance information for the individual funds is not in the public record because it does not have the data. It says it only receives aggregate data on its holdings in multiple funds run by the two firms -- a structure the lawsuit alleges is designed to avoid disclosure.

The lawsuit illustrates the conflict between the desire of public investment funds to invest with top-tier venture firms and the desire of those firms to keep their performance a secret. Many public institutions now use so-called "blocker" funds that are designed to satisfy disclosure requirements while keeping detailed investment performance data under wraps.

(this part made us laugh):
The University of California "takes compliance with the Public Records Act very seriously, and has complied in this case," said Dianne Klein, a university spokeswoman. "We believe the lawsuit is without merit, and will vigorously defend that position in court." read the whole thing: here

To see more on the UC and CPRA (CA Public Records Act) see this latest story from Davis, or UCLA Fac Blog history on the hotel conference center plans, or an audit Cal Aware conducted on UC and compliance with CPRA...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More on Katehi OC or peppa, Birgeneau white paper and more

Katehi's Role in November 18th Pepper Spray Event -- is it OC or Peppa?
Changing Universities on Understanding Financial Aid: Not Easy
University Probe on Occupy Education in N. California
Transcript of Birgeneau interview on increasing autonomy of campuses
Meetings upon Meetings:The administrative mindset in academe
and lots of UC and Cali folks covered here.
yes, that could indeed be someone's maybe Irish and/or Indian Native American grandma-- see the thing is --with Cali-- there is a thing called the the ocean next to it-and rivers and streams- many Baja and Cali tribes ate fish, not just corn or fried dough or beans etc.- appreciate the desire for research but the profs need to tell their counsel to keep the quotes on people's 'grandma' classy, just sayin':

Dispute erupts over ancient human remains found at UCSD

cuz you know UC will be hittin' up the Indian tribes for $$$$$ any and every time they can -- in the name of research and the academic mission --of course...btw, did these bones come from under the UCSD Chancellor house?

Diggin Up Bones
and for a certain li'l one

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Just Staff Livelihoods At Stake, that's all

'so, let's play like it is Monopoly money':

Shared services project to save millions less than originally estimated

'cuz we are the high priced leadership that can't be found anywhere else...'

while there- scroll down the home page of the Daily Cal they printed photos of the 14 involved in picking the next Cal Chancellor-- does it look like diversity to you?
LA Times Larry Gordon covers the Center for Higher Ed paper Birgeneau and crew wrote-- but that crew should spend some serious time looking at the shared services numbers above-- right now, to borrow a line or two from the UC Regents (to Chancellor Block and his crew on the hotel conference center) - it looks like Cal folks are "throwing darts at the wall"... "get serious and sharpen the pencils". In the case of shared services much more involved than just a leap from 10 million dollars to 3 million dollars (in under 3 minutes while a capital project is in early conception only phase, mind you)--nope, shared services model is going to be exported to the entire UC system and that means decisions about whether or not certain folks are going to have a job at UC is involved, so...
btw, the last bit of audio from the UC Regents meeting is now available

Monday, April 23, 2012

Rebel Without A Campus

on his way out- Chancellor B wants to stir it up?
UC Berkeley officials release controversial plan to increase campus autonomy
Yudof expresses disapproval of plan to create boards that would have more control over campus-based issues
or, perhaps some at Cal just see the moves UCSF is making and want in on the action...
autonomy for all?

Modernizing Governance at UC - Breslauer, King, Wilton, Yeary join in on the action- new ideas are refreshing, but have to read it through- it runs about 15 pages.

Hayward Fault Stadium and Cal Chancellor Search

um, meant to say Memorial Stadium--covered here:
Campus official responds to critical Memorial Stadium article

and see: 14 picked for UC Berkeley chancellor search committee

"UC Regents Richard Blum, Russell Gould, Monica Lozano, Leslie Tang Schilling and Bruce Varner
Faculty representatives Robert Powell, vice chair of the UC Academic Council; Judith Stepan-Norris, professor of sociology, UC Irvine; Fiona Doyle, professor of materials science and engineering, UC Berkeley; Marjorie Shapiro, professor of physics, UC Berkeley; Donald McQuade, professor of English, UC Berkeley
Staff representative Paul Riofski, manager of the Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute
Student representative Bahar Navab, Graduate Assembly president
Alumni representative Karen Leong Clancy, president of the Cal Alumni Association
UC Berkeley Foundation Chair Arnold Silverman
Ex-officio committee members President Yudof, convener of the committee; and Sherry Lansing, chair of the Board of Regents"

Kroll Reynoso Reports Revisited

must read-and an easy to read that hits on all the important points in the reports:

Clown Show at UC Davis -- Too Bad It's Not Funny

Sunday, April 22, 2012

UC Alumni Figure Prominently

one of whom routinely works closely with the UC finance folks
in: this story

and a new UCSF nurse is highlighted in this story: Half of new graduates are jobless or underemployed
part of what KQED/PBS calls "broken California" ...
Congratulations to Daily Cal!!,

keep kickin' %$&- Don't stop the dance

Friday, April 20, 2012

Some Changes In Leadership, Reporting At UC Davis

See: UC Davis Appoints Carmichael to Succeed Spicuzza, As Interim Police Chief
-- Carmichael's education and AVC Meyers are highlighted in the story.
In the comments section of this story also note interesting questions about developments at The Aggie-the UCD student newspaper- esp since Daily Cal's independence has also recently come into question. Coincidence?
"It’s fascinating to learn that major donor Li Ka-shing is China’s richest citizen and that Forbes ranks him as the ninth richest man in the world. His fortune includes a majority holding in Husky Energy, the Canadian oil mining and exploration company that has entered into a multi-billion dollar joint venture with BP called the Sunrise Oil Sands Project (a major proponent of the Keystone Pipeline) in Alberta, Canada.

Across Oxford Street, in the Downtown area, stands the nearly finished Helios Energy Research Facility. This approximately 63,600 square foot building is also five stories tall and also rises above 100 feet. It will accommodate the university’s precedent-setting $500 million research agreement with BP — Mr. Li’s partner in the Tar Sands venture.

The agreement was negotiated in 2007, without informed public debate, by then-LBNL director Steven Chu and the current U.S. Secretary of Energy."

read the full thing here.

(now some may be thinking that Birgeneau is Canadian..and about that Solyndra thing but really the city issues are interesting too)
here is Birgeneau on sustainability

Shortell wants to talk Occupy and public health - also note: "On the east side of Oxford Street stands UC’s Li Ka Shing Center for Biomedical and Health Sciences. It rises five stories (yet stands over 100 feet in height for electrical connectors, pipes and air ducts in the labs), spreading out over an area of around 200,000 square feet."

there also is that Keystone pipeline and ALEC aspect too, speaking of....
Cal's and (-in part- also Canada's) Jennifer Granholm (former Gov of Michigan) and ALEC??!-- another perspective worth reading. -- hopefully she addresses it all at Current.
UCLA doctor sues regents, alleging racial bias
Dr. Christian Head says the university failed to prevent harassment. He says he was humiliated by a graduation night faculty roast and has suffered retaliation for filing complaints.
ps the other day--John Chambers of Cisco was on Charlie Rose and said Canada is the best place for business in the world...hhmmmm.
if you have written a book and have an extra copy around consider signing it and donating it: here- and a question for those who occupy a movement:- wonder if any of these folks will each donate a signed copy to the cause?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Spicuzza, UC Davis Police Chief, Resigning After Pepper Spray Incident

according to AP read it here

Sac Bee has: more.
Davis Vanguard has this story with this section:

"The cost just for the Kroll report is $445,879.40.

The paper reports, "Kroll's fee - about $300 per hour for the six investigators and three supervisors - is one more indication of how costly those mistakes will turn out to be, in dollars and cents alone."

The paper also reports that that money comes from insurance reserves.

That figure does not include the legal costs, the paper adds.

They write, "The Federated University Police Officers Association also forced UC into a monthlong legal fight over the Kroll and Reynoso reports. UCOP did not immediately provide a cost estimate for the legal work done by staff and outside attorneys."

It also does not include the $100,000 the university spent on a PR firm to help the campus deal with negative imagery that had arisen in the aftermath of the pepper-spray incident.

The Enterprise reports further, "The costliest bill may be yet to come: Protesters have filed suit in federal court against the university, its leadership and the Police Department."

no word on the $$$$$ for the Cal Crunchy debacle... but UD has a post on how Cal has:
"…football fuckupery. Of course you expect benighted places like Southern Illinois Carbondale to screw themselves permanently via sports spending; but Berkeley?

Yes. In the midst of hideous budget cutting from the state, Berkeley now admits its absurd projections for private donations to its expensive football stadium renovation have fallen way short."


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Katehi Apparently Does Not Understand Kroll or Reynoso Reports

Kroll spelled it out clearly, once again- Kroll Report (within Reynoso report) Page 47: "Having said that, our key finding bears repeating. While the deployment of the pepper spray on the Quad at UC Davis on November 18, 2011 was flawed, it was the systemic and repeated failures in the civilian, UC Davis Administration decision-making process that put the officers in the unfortunate situation in which they found themselves shortly after 3 p.m. that day"

Katehi takes that and decides to spin it this way, note how she mentions police first and administration second: "The Reynoso task force report illuminated clearly and sharply the need for major reform of campus police operations and better coordination, collaboration and communication within the UC Davis administration "

Then, she mentions personnel decisions with regard to police internal affairs: "internal affairs inquiries (so-called “I. A.’s”) into officer conduct have been ongoing and are nearing completion. These inquiries will inform personnel decisions."


Of greatest concern are the personnel decisions being made on: Katehi's position.

see her "message to campus"
On CA Education history, access to higher ed and Occupy Oakland-- it is Bill Moyers and Angela Glover Blackwell -- but Davis senior admins might find it all too frightening...too much otherness for them-- too much like Berkeley, she is from Oakland eegggadddss. Angela Glover Blackwell might be a 'non affiliate' to them -- and also might be on the short list for potential new UC Regent.
watched Naturally Obsessed-The Making Of A Scientist again recently and loved it all over.
More on the Skinner Perez presentation.

Friday, April 13, 2012

An 'Adaptation' from UC Regent Blum

UC Regent Blum hits up the Daily Cal to post 'an adaptation of his comments at the UC Regents meeting' (they should have charged him $200,000 to do it- and solved their probs--Blum talks about how Yudof brought efficiencies to UCOP- all that happened was that low folks on the totem pole got cut or handed more work and the high priced UCOP bloat got sent to the campuses.)

He fails to also mention in his Daily Cal piece that he said in that same regent meeting that UC should sue the State as part of his comments- and got a bunch of other UC Regents to sing that same refrain- that is the 'adaptation'.

Listen to the UC Regents meeting where he said that stuff for yourself with your own ears. The comments occur on the last day toward the end of the meeting.

Dooley thinks taking a moment when we are seeing all the levels of failure is a good moment to start saying UC is going to be a model to be emulated? really?

"Dan Dooley, Senior Vice President in the UC Office of the President responded, "The report acknowledges both in the findings the mistakes that were made..." He continued, "With respect to the police department," he said they asked the same question as earlier, why was this weapon available that was supposedly not authorized and the officers untrained on, "how can this happen? The bottom line is, we think, there needs to be a complete review from top to bottom of the police department, of the training that's required, the procedures and protocols..."

He said that their objective is "a university public safety operation that is a model for university campuses around the country and not one that is designed around the... [traditional] model ."
-- the 'traditional model' did not cause this mess... who does he think is buying it?
the students who got sprayed? batoned?
the wanna be students who were told they were admitted but weren't?
the students who likely now have checking acct nightmares b/c of fin aid misshaps? The people who read the Reynoso report or the Kroll report?


and then there is George Miller and ideas from Perez-and Skinner...

an honest conversation about the state being an unreliable partner to UC
also requires that the honest conversation be about how UC is sometimes an unreliable partner to Californians too.

Vanguard has more on a Davis AVC and how the Bank issue ties up to the Pepper issue and on the Chief.

Changing U takes up the gender and racial aspects on this too.

More reaction from pols.

Reynoso needs to take a closer look at Katehi history- but seems he is trying to be diplomatic.

Did not realize it - but the pepper spray report makes it clear--
alumni are considered non affiliates to UC
-dangerous others to the admin at Davis- umkay, so you know what to do with those fundraising letters don't you? In the report you will note that this admin group thinks the students are "their kids, their children" their "friends" etc. etc. -- but they never regard them as what a privatized model would regard them as: their customers.

Same as it ever was.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

UPDATED: UC Davis Reynoso Pepper Spray Task Force Report

Kroll Report Page 47: "Having said that, our key finding bears repeating. While the deployment of the pepper spray on the Quad at UC Davis on November 18, 2011 was flawed, it was the systemic and repeated failures in the civilian, UC Davis Administration decision-making process that put the officers in the unfortunate situation in which they found themselves shortly after 3 p.m. that day"
Coverage of UC Davis Webcast
Editorial: UC Davis Pepper Spray Debacle Belongs to Katehi

The Reynoso Report: A Portrait of Administrative Malice, Stupidity, Incompetence, and Immaturity

Report: Pepper-spray incident at UC Davis was a result of 'systemic and repeated failures'

Reaction to Report: Lack of Public Comment By Local Public Officials

Task force slams pepper-spray actions

The Aggie

Chron Higher Ed

Is UC Attempting to Criminalize Dissent?
Gender, Sexuality, and the Kroll/Reynoso Report -this post mainly highlights the comments made by an AVC and Katehi about unknown perils for young female students out in the world/quad--but have a slightly different take on this topic as it relates to the report: esp since Katehi's testimony to the state legislature in Sacto-- Katehi's comments and insinuations about Spicuzza (and who she found easy or easier to work with) since the beginning have been disturbing,troubling and the comments Katehi made comparing Spicuzza to the male officer who replaced Spicuzza sounded like red flags vis a vis a female leader discussing another female leader and how that plays/played out, there also were previous LGBT issues mentioned occurring at UCDPD and they seemed so surreal but now not so surreal in light of the recent reports. Also where are Katehi's results/follow up for female students (if this is truly her great concern) in this story or in this story, or this story or this story or this story or this story- or this story- not to mention the U of Illinois trail of stories on admissions practices that keeps following her.
Update: Webcast of pepper spray report release meeting happening now, view it here
can be read: here

other background available: here (see blue box)

So many sections to highlight- basically it shows operational failures at every level of the Katehi administration-The Kroll Report is contained within the Reynoso Report starting on around page 36- and Kroll makes a point of saying it is primarily an ADMINSTRATIVE failure not primarily a police failure- - yet, Yudof does not seem to get it-or??!! he says he has not read the report yet, but he is ready to say that he is going to work with Katehi to implement change- that's a mistake- he needs to read the whole report asap in a really quiet room and think about how this Chancellor has run or failed to run things at Davis.

some other coverage:

State report blasts UC-Davis over pepper spray incident

and California University and Police Faulted In Pepper Spraying

Task force report blasts police pepper-spraying of student protesters at California university

more links on this in the right hand column list.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

“Regretfully, there hasn’t been the best communication with the chancellor and Berkeley’s local or state elected officials,”

- why is that the case when there is a whole unit of high paid staff that is supposed to promote governmental relations on behalf of Cal and the Chancellor? -maybe it points to something else other than just communications.

Emails reveal potentially tense relationship between administration, legislators

The UC Regents Covenant-interesting the context in which those words are applied...

Pepper report release likely on Wednesday around 3:30pm at UC Davis-- the report will be available around noon see more on that and other details here.

There is also this going on at UC Davis.

The UC Budget and the Damage Done

A round up of links

The self described 'manager of a cemetery' who said the 'shine is off of education' etc. now has this: from @mark_yudof : "I agree with voters: Education is a “top-tier issue” in 2012 election, and is key to getting economy back on track."

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Daily Cal At Tipping Point?

so says SF Chron blog: UC Berkeley’s 141-year Old Newspaper At A Tipping Point

their news coverage has been picked up many places, other sections of the paper well... --wonder what their plan is going forward?

did not know this til today: Thomas Kinkade was a cartoonist for Daily Cal -- (see slides in the story.)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Does RICO Law Apply?

seriously, see:
Sen. Leland Yee Presses CSU On Whistle-Blowers

$3 Million and Lots and Lots of 'Change'

Jim Mora set to become highest-paid coach in UCLA history
Mora will get a five-year deal not to exceed $3 million annually in base salary and talent fees (including TV and radio appearances and apparel contracts). He will receive a yearly pay increase not to exceed 5% of the base pay and talent fee combined.

Rick Neuheisel, fired in December, had a five-year contract that paid $1.25 million per season with performance-based incentives that could have taken it as high as $1.75 million. UCLA basketball coach Ben Howland makes $2.04 million in guaranteed compensation annually.

Mora’s contract also includes a signing bonus, not to exceed $1 million, that will be tied to his annual salary. The higher the base pay and talent fee, the lower the bonus.

A set of performance-based incentives -- not to exceed $1 million -- is included, as well as up to $100,000 for summer camps. Mora’s contract is also expected to include a retention bonus, which can be as high as $350,000; a low-interest home loan; up to two vehicles; and a country club membership.

A strange photo of Sherry Lansing accompanies this piece: Colleges skimp on science, spend big on diversity

Thinking of Martin today.
So, with that and expressions of Holy Week all around, it is U2/Pride.

Serious times right now- all around- lots of loss- need to change the mood- love this photo:Live long and prosper.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

UCLA's Proposed Hotel Conference Center Numbers

may have been done by the same folks who did this?:
Thousands Of UCLA Students Have To Return Financial Aid
Naw.Different group. Mistakes happen...

and what's with these uppity people? - how could they possibly think they might have a say in the matter?

Wonder What Bill Bratton Would Do About This?

that's what stayed in mind watching him on Charlie Rose (wth has happened to Charlie? full on 1% er now it seems) last night (Bratton was promoting another new book this year- one that he had the title for even before he had the content-- one of those) even though we still don't have the long overdue report that he is working on for UC... well... anyway, what would he do on this?:

"Cal State Long Beach language Professor Maria Carreira, highly regarded in her field, began receiving reprimands in the mid-2000s. Colleagues shunned her textbook, and promotion to full professor was repeatedly denied. Carreira knew why.

Using what she believed would be an anonymous, legally protected process, Carreira had accused colleagues of abuses that included falsifying teaching loads and plagiarizing from the Web. She identified one professor whose nanny taught her courses.

But Carreira's identity was leaked to the people she outed - and then they were assigned to evaluate her for promotion. They denied her six times.

Carreira sued CSU's trustees over the retaliation. And she joined other whistle-blowers in 2006 to form, to blow the whistle on failures in CSU's system of reporting abuse.

The trustees settled with Carreira in 2008 for $1 million. They paid their own lawyers an additional $529,492.

CSU litigator Susan Westover acknowledged that it's not always possible to protect a whistle-blower's identity. "Unfortunately, if someone makes a complaint, sometimes there can only be one person who has that knowledge, and people put two and two together," she said. "In the Carreira case, we found that some people treated her wrongly. Some people got in trouble for it."

On May 3, 2010, the state Supreme Court ruled in Runyon vs. Cal State Long Beach that whistle-blowers must be satisfied with an investigation before it can be closed.

Since 2008, 12 whistle-blower retaliation cases have concluded at CSU. Five were dismissed. CSU spent $6 million to settle the remaining seven, including Carreira's, and an additional $3 million to defend them. Here is a summary:

CSU Channel Island: Eddie Washington, a human resources executive, said he was demoted after alleging that colleagues violated the travel reimbursement policy. CSU blamed his performance. The case settled in January for $250,000 and his resignation. CSU spent $8,977 on defense.

San Diego State: Fitness coach David Ohton claimed he received poor assignments as retaliation for accusing a colleague of being drunk and cooperating in other ways with an investigation of the athletics department. Ohton settled in 2011 for $2.7 million. CSU spent $1.9 million on defense.

Cal State Long Beach: Finance Professor L. Richard Runyon said he was removed as department chairman after alleging that a dean took inappropriate business trips and was absent too much. A court dismissed the case after CSU concluded that Runyon was demoted for his performance. He appealed to the state Supreme Court, which ruled that whistle-blowers must be satisfied with an investigation before it can be declared "satisfactorily addressed." The case settled in 2010 for $1.8 million. CSU spent $406,838 on defense."

Can we get Bratton reports on this kind of thing?
And, UC and the Netherlands- with a special emphasis on the UC schedule of courses.

Monday, April 2, 2012

These are the days

Affirmative Action Ban Upheld

Stay Away - Goes Away for some

Matier and Ross cover UC politics (midpage)- is politics the right word for it?:
Occu-pressure: Political pressure is hitting Alameda County prosecutors from both sides over whether to dismiss charges against 13 students and faculty members arrested during a November incident at UC Berkeley that involved police wielding batons against Occupy protesters.

The first push came when Cal Chancellor Robert J. Birgeneau sent a letter to District Attorney Nancy O'Malley stating that, while the school was not "taking a definitive position," he nonetheless urged her office "to be sensitive to the context of the campus environment and to the strong feelings this has raised on campus."

The chancellor also included a petition signed by 359 faculty members asking that all charges be dropped.

Campus police officers, who had not been consulted by the chancellor, weren't very happy when they read it.

Unlike the chancellor, they took a more private approach to get their message to the district attorney.

They called Ron Cottingham, president of the 62,000-strong Peace Officers Research Association of California, the most powerful police group in the state, and asked him to call the district attorney.

During the subsequent conversation with Chief Assistant District Attorney Kevin Dunleavy, Cottingham was told that no decision had been made, and that, yes, the police would be listened to as well.

Didja see: this companion piece to the story in previous post?:
Chancellor's office, Long Beach: Three human resources managers said they were fired after questioning CSU Chancellor Charles Reed's awarding of $2.45 million in contracts to a consulting firm without putting them out to competitive bid. Reed said they were let go in a reorganization. Joel Block settled in 2009 for $135,000. Paul Verellen settled in 2011 for $175,000. A third employee agreed to an undisclosed, out-of-court settlement that included nine months' salary. CSU spent at least $161,000 on defense.

A strange and tragic day for universities in what Birgeneau calls "Quanland"

Yes, saw the Gavin April Fool...

Yes, remembered Cesar- whose spirit transcends the years.

These are the days.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Was the anonymous tip Graham Fleming received...

in the Leite affair an act of whistleblowing? Does UC consider it whistleblowing?
How is whistle blowing at UC handled as compared with CSU?
These are questions in mind after reading this excellent article:

CSU Whistle-Blower Loses Job; Accused Teaches On by Nanette Asimov in SF Chronicle
-- highly recommend it!

For background on the first question above, see: this story and this and this -- where blowing the whistle terms and Title IX and Sexual Harassment are used.

"Eventually a whistle was blown, and Leite recently lost her assistant vice chancellor title, her rank was downgraded from MSP 28 to MSP 27 and she was given a 7 percent pay cut from $188,531 to $175,000. The initial judgment docked her to $173,000 and change, but she complained, and her boss Vice Chancellor Graham Fleming rounded it up to $175,000."