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    Cruz Reynoso, the former state Supreme Court justice whose task force blamed "systemic and repeated failures" of UC Davis' leadership for the pepper-spraying of students last fall, said Thursday that Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi should stay on the job and enact reforms to prevent a recurrence.

    "She should not resign. The balance is that she has done a lot of good despite this drastic poor judgment," Reynoso said, a day after releasing an investigative report that faulted the chancellor for failing to make clear to campus police she wanted no force used in dispersing protesters ...

    Reynoso said he was impressed by the chancellor's response: a written statement Wednesday vowing to protect students' "safety and free speech" as the university learns "from the difficult events."

    OK, so maybe I'm being naive...I was upset at what happened on Nov 18, but then I must admit when I saw Ms Katehi respond to the events soon afterwards, she looked genuinely horrified at the consequences of her judgment...she had no canned speech, no platitudes, just deep sadness and helplesness in her voice as she faced the students...and she seems sincere in putting in reforms...

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    by grrr on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 01:12:07 PM PST

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    •  Fire her, then we'll all be assured she's sorry. (6+ / 0-)

      **Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does** h/t Clytemnestra/Victoria Jackson

      by glorificus on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 01:33:45 PM PST

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        I can understand the feeling - but I believe results for UC Davis, and in general, will be better with someone who is committed to reform.

        Dems in swing districts: INSIST your republican rep incr tax on the wealthy -gerrymandering makes rep vulnerable...swing district list: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/1162387/48457188

        by grrr on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 02:32:39 PM PST

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      That's compassion, not naivety. That's allowing that we all make mistakes, sometimes big ones, and we can learn from them.

      Thank you for that comment.

      The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

      by SoCalSal on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 03:03:08 PM PST

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      •  If you had a kid at UCD (0+ / 0-)

        Would you not be a little uncomfortable with her still running the school?

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          won't be repeating that mistake any time soon. Not after the national outrage, lawsuit and $1 million penalty. No, going forward I would not be concerned for my own kid or any other kid at UCD for exercising their free speech rights. I think that UCD will be very careful in handling student demonstrations in the future.

          69% of the UCD faculty voted in Katehi's favor in a no-confidence vote, and separately the UCD board decided to continue her employment as chancellor. From that I gather that Katehi does a decent job, or better, as chancellor.

          The sh*t those people [republicans] say just makes me weep for humanity! - Woody Harrelson

          by SoCalSal on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 06:06:35 AM PST

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