Thursday, September 15, 2016

Napolitano's 15 page letter to UC Regents on Katehi, Former Boalt Dean Sues UC Regents, Cal administrators

See. UC president: Katehi exhibited ‘serious lapses of truthfulness’

Read the letter here:

And coverage:
"In 15 pages of damning language, University of California President Janet Napolitano made her case against UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi to the Board of Regents in a blunt and forthright manner.

Citing “serious lapses of truthfulness,” a disregard for “the impact of her actions on the campus and the university as a whole” and a manner “unbefitting of a leader of one of the nation’s top public research universities,” Napolitano unleashed some harsh criticism on her once-favored chancellor.

Indeed, in the Aug. 5 letter — which was released Wednesday by the UC Office of the President in response to a public records request by The Enterprise —"...

Sac Bee:

Katehi’s ‘questionable activity’ at UC Davis went unchallenged:

Hexter  confirmed

Apparently Katehi has moved on to higher Ed conferences and topics on women in IT
"Linda Katehi ‏@lindakatehi
Join me and @Atlantic_LIVE on 9/22 to talk higher education at #NextAmerica:"
, but esp.  read pages  11 and 14 of Napolitano letter to regents closely....

September must be the month for messy former and almost former UC Chancellors to participate in deep dive thinking on the future of higher education...

In a lawsuit filed Thursday, former dean Choudhry alleges the system and its president, Janet Napolitano, made him a “pariah” to distract the public from UC’s botched handling of a string of sexual harassment cases.
“By targeting Professor Choudhry, who is of South Asian descent and a non-U.S. citizen, the University hopes to deflect attention from its failure to meaningfully punish Caucasian faculty and administrators who were found to have committed appalling sexual misconduct,” stated the lawsuit, 
..."The suit also names outgoing UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks and other campus leaders."

"University’s inconsistent response to sexual harassment became the subject of national media attention, University President Janet Napolitano chose to use the case of Sujit Choudhry … as a means to try to improve the University’s image as well as her own,” the suit says."


“We think that in fact what’s happened to him to date is a result of the privilege he had as the dean of the law school — his class and his status,” Levy said. Had Choudhry been a staff member, she said, “He would have been out the door without anybody blinking.”

You can read the docs at:

DailyCal coverage:

Guardian: School treated white staff who committed sexual misconduct more leniently while threatening him with campus ban and loss of tenure, Sujit Choudhry says


The lawsuit names the University of California regents and university president Janet Napolitano. It seeks unspecified damages and a court order stopping the second disciplinary process.

A telephone message seeking comment from the University of California was not immediately returned.

Choudhry is among several UC Berkeley employees since 2015 to face sexual harassment allegations substantiated by UC Berkeley's Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination.

His lawsuit said the purpose of the second investigation was to distract from the university's failure to punish white faculty and administrators found to have committed "appalling sexual misconduct."

SF Chron:

Highlights tenure and merits
"seeking to halt proceedings that could cost him tenure.
The suit says that despite Choudhry’s tenured position, UC Berkeley has refused to assign him classes to teach, jeopardizing his ability to earn merit pay increases. 

The suit says Napolitano never directed UC Berkeley to ban Fleming or Marcy from the campus or to begin proceedings that could result in revoking tenure."

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