Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Half of the regents haven't even had a chance to talk to her about how she would approach the job — a job that involves 10 campuses, 170,000 faculty and staff members and more than 220,000 students.

see LA Times Editorial: Why the rush on Napolitano?
The outgoing secretary of Homeland Security may be a brilliant choice to serve as the new president of the University of California. But how can we tell?

The Times reported that some UC officials thought Napolitano's Cabinet experience would help her run UC's energy and nuclear laboratories, but those are a small and ancillary part of the university's mission. Also mentioned was that she might be able to aid in the university's federally funded research, though there's no obvious connection between running the Department of Homeland Security and being an expert on research grants.

likely, 'the fix' is in...

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