Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Napolitano says she is not going to resign...Hasn't hit that five year vesting yet?!- could that be the reason?

Despite Calls to resign UC President not Stepping Down

..."You know, I made a mistake and I acknowledge that in approving that we would review campus responses,” says Napolitano. “But I will simply say I was not involved in the activities after that.”

Knowing her office would see their responses, the investigation found that UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and UC Irvine all changed their answers, replacing criticisms of her office with more praise.

When the investigation revealed the meddling, both Napolitano’s aides resigned for ‘family concerns’.

That prompted the UC Board of Regents to reprimand Napolitano. As for public trust and calls for her to step down, Napolitano says she is not going anywhere.

“Well, my response is to appreciate the expression by the Board of Regents, to continue leadership, and to stay focused on what we are trying to do,” she said. “We have a tough road ahead of us on the education side… I am staying on it.”

The state audit eventually found that Napolitano’s office paid excessive salaries and benefits to top executives and kept $175 million in a private reserve fund that was never disclosed.

The Board of Regents plans to discuss reforms to avoid this kind of thing in the future when they meet in January."


Politico covers her birthday, but also offers:

..."What is a trend going on in the U.S. or abroad that doesn’t get enough attention? “A particularly disturbing trend is the increasingly partisan view of higher education, with Democrats generally in favor and Republicans increasingly negative. This has important policy ramifications. Witness the negative treatment of higher education in the Republican House and Senate tax plans, for example. The proposals would hurt students and make higher education more expensive and less accessible.”"...

UC Davis Chancellor on higher ed:

"Gary S. May: Thousands of students at UC Davis and across the country will walk out of classes on Wednesday in a show of solidarity against the repeal of several tax exemptions and deductions that make college affordable for millions of Americans. The House bill is an attack on higher education in the name of reform."

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