Thursday, March 10, 2016

More than Drip, drip, drip and $$$$$, the UC brand never in worse shape.

SF Chronicle: UC’s ethics failures: law school dean and Davis chancellor


Sac Bee: Second lawmaker calls for Katehi to resign as UC Davis chief

A second state legislator has called on UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi to step down,

Assemblyman Evan Low, D-Campbell, a member of the Assembly’s Higher Education Committee, issued a written statement earlier this week calling for her to step down.

“Recent revelations show that Chancellor Katehi has received an outside compensation of $420,000 on top of her already hefty taxpayer-funded executive pay,” Low said in the statement issued Tuesday. “She was also engaged with a board that is being investigated for false claims regarding their students’ success.

“Her personal interests and financial gains have strayed away from the interests and mission of the University and its students. I join my colleague Assemblymember Kevin McCarty in calling on Chancellor Katehi to resign from UC Davis. These activities are distracting her from her role as chancellor and could further damage the name and image of the University.”


"The San Francisco Chronicle editorial board called Thursday for Katehi’s departure, while the Los Angeles Daily News editorial board wrote Tuesday it “wouldn’t be sorry to see her resign or be removed.” The chancellor also finds herself the subject of a planned “Fire Katehi” rally by a student group at the campus on Friday."

Now Davis Enterprise revisiting:

UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi moonlighted as a board member at a Saudi Arabian university that has been accused of buying its way to an impressive international ranking.

Katehi served on the board of King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah at about the time the university came under fire for its aggressive global recruitment of highly cited researchers with offers of $6,000 or $7,000 a month and free stays at five-star hotels.

The scheme allegedly helped propel KAU to a major accomplishment: In 2014, U.S. News and World Report ranked KAU seventh in the word in mathematics, ahead of MIT. KAU had established a doctorate in math just two years prior, the Daily Californian reported.

KAU’s tactics, detailed in a 2011 article in Science magazine and a 2014 article in the Daily Californian, raised serious concern among academics. One UC Berkeley professor was quoted in the Daily Californian as saying he was “shocked and disgusted.

Is Napolitano 's food initiative so wrapped up in UC Davis Katehi's support that Napolitano's objectivity is....?

Or could it be the money, money, money?:

UC Davis patient donates record $38.5 million for research, treatment


And University Diaries write about Katehi's former co-board member Hart, here:

University of Arizona Presidential Hymnal

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