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Katehi Team Highlight’s Napolitano’s “Internet Scrubbing” Campaign Hypocrisy

Katehi Team Highlight’s Napolitano’s “Internet Scrubbing” Campaign Hypocrisy

(From Press Release from Katehi’s Legal Team) – Tuesday morning’s revelation that the University of California President Janet Napolitano’s office mounted a $158,000 internet publicity campaign to suppress criticism of a scathing state audit shows the “utter hypocrisy” of Napolitano’s continuing investigation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi for exactly the same issue. Katehi...

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In Contrast to Katehi Letter, Regent De La Peña’s Investigation Kept Secret For Over a Year

Jun 28, 2016
In Contrast to Katehi Letter, Regent De La Peña’s Investigation Kept Secret For Over a Year

On April 27, 2016, a personnel letter from UC President Janet Napolitano to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi spelled out the UC President’s decision to place Ms. Katehi on administrative leave and hire Melinda Haag, a former federal prosecutor, to conduct an internal investigation into the allegations laid out by Ms. Napolitano against UC...

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UC President Tells Katehi She Has No Right to Attorney-Client Privilege

UC President Tells Katehi She Has No Right to Attorney-Client Privilege

(From Press Release From Katehi’s Legal Team)  – The University of California Office of the President (UCOP) has made a controversial determination that UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi does not have the right of privileged communication with her attorney during the course of an already compromised investigation launched in late April. As reported in...

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Commentary: Has UC Totally Lost High Ground on Katehi Investigation?

Jun 21, 2016
Commentary: Has UC Totally Lost High Ground on Katehi Investigation?

In the days and weeks following the following the San Bernardino shooting, the FBI became embroiled in a legal battle that they thought they would easily win in attempting to force Apple to open the iPhone belonging to gunman Syed Rizwan Farook. But Apple fought them to a win in the court of law...

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Attorney Alleges Katehi Conflict in Disciplinary Action Against Employee

Jun 21, 2016
Attorney Alleges Katehi Conflict in Disciplinary Action Against Employee

Up until now any accusations of a conflict of interest for UC Davis’ Chancellor Linda Katehi, now on administrative leave, and her work on the board of Wiley & Sons has been theoretical.  However, letters from local attorney Mary-Alice Coleman to UC President Janet Napolitano and UC General Counsel Charles Robinson may paint a...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: The Devil Is Always in the Details

Jun 20, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts: The Devil Is Always in the Details

Last week, in the discussion of the EIR on Sterling, there were what I thought some interesting points raised by two students on the issue of student housing at the proposed Sterling Apartments project. Some fair criticism was raised by a reader that I think bears highlighting and clarifying. First, I have raised this...

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Katehi’s Team Charges Bias with the Sacramento Bee’s Reporting of the Chancellor

Jun 18, 2016
Katehi’s Team Charges Bias with the Sacramento Bee’s Reporting of the Chancellor

For months the Sacramento Bee has been breaking important news stories about Chancellor Katehi, ranging from her board work for the DeVry educational institute, her work on the board of Wiley & Sons textbook company, and of course the infamous pepper spray scrubbing contract.  These stories play an integral role in the investigation and...

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UC Playing Games with the Release of Chancellor Katehi Public Information

UC Playing Games with the Release of Chancellor Katehi Public Information

(Press Release from Katehi’s Legal Team) “…there are those who believe that Ms. Katehi has been treated differently, in part because of her gender.  That somehow the president, who stood by her for a long time publicly, has a vendetta against her. I was skeptical of these claims, but after talking with attorney Melinda...

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Sunday Commentary II: Where Is This Katehi Saga Headed?

Jun 12, 2016
Sunday Commentary II: Where Is This Katehi Saga Headed?

It has been about six weeks since UC President Janet Napolitano put Linda Katehi on administrative leave, pending an investigation into the chancellor’s conduct.  Since that time, many of the chancellor’s supporters have not given up on the idea that the chancellor was largely innocent of the charges that the president laid out in...

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UC Responds to Allegations from Katehi’s Attorney

Jun 10, 2016
UC Responds to Allegations from Katehi’s Attorney

Yesterday the Vanguard published an interview with Melinda Guzman, a local attorney representing embattled chancellor Linda Katehi. “The April 27 letter (has) the allegations that supposedly supported this so-called independent and neutral investigation,” she said.  “Each instance, we are contesting these allegations.” Now Dianne Klein, spokesperson for the University of California Office of the...

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