Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Napolitano's UCOP speaks out on Trump's comments on free speech - fed funding as " misguided, unnecessary" ; yet, Napolitano's UCOP silent on freedom of the press

UCOP late with a statement but this is it:


"The University of California has a longstanding history of fighting for and protecting free speech for all. Our university was the home of the free speech movement in the 1960s, and our steadfast commitment to upholding the values of free expression and the robust exchange of ideas has not wavered since. President Trump’s announcement of a possible executive order mandating that colleges allow free speech on their campuses or lose critical federal research funding is misguided and unnecessary; UC already has clear policies and procedures in place that protect anyone’s right to peacefully protest or speak on our campuses.

“Free speech is a fundamental value of the University of California and we already have strong policies in place that protect the free expression of ideas, regardless of political persuasion,” said UC President Janet Napolitano. “Protecting free expression has been part of the University of California’s DNA for decades. We do not need the federal government to mandate free speech on college campuses — that tradition is alive and thriving.”


Recall now:

In particular, This joint press conference UCOP Napolitano participated in : here

Recall also that upon Napolitano's hire as UC president she sought and became a UC Berkeley active faculty member while at the same time actively serving as UC president concurrently.

Now reflect on-
Napolitano has been silent on:
UCOP has been silent on:
UC office of general counsel has been silent on:

This: Issue of freedom of the press at UC Berkeley now : in this new article at Columbia Journalism Review

More on that :here

Earlier coverage here.
( It's a topic that is supposed to be in her wheelhouse)

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