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UC Davis Academic Senate statement on Pepper Spray Friday + much more

On the blog of the UC Davis professor Jonathan Eisen is the email send out by the UC Davis Academic Senate making  the following statement:

Dear Colleagues,

The Executive Council of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate issues the following statement:

“The Executive Council, on behalf of the Davis Division of the Academic Senate, strongly supports the right of all campus citizens to assemble and protest peacefully. It is totally unacceptable to use excessive force against peaceful protesters. The UC Davis administration must assume full accountability for the actions taken on Friday, November 18, 2011.  We must assure a campus environment that welcomes diverse perspectives and fosters freedom of expression. We are in full support of an investigation into recent events and a public accounting of all findings.”

The Executive Council also approved the formation of a Special Committee to investigate in a thorough and timely manner the events leading to the use of force on Friday, November 18, 2011.

Finally, I am also calling a Special Meeting of the Representative Assembly.

Linda Bisson
Linda F. Bisson,Chair, Davis Division of the Academic SenateProfessor, Department of Viticulture and EnologyUniversity of California, DavisDavis   CA  95616

Here is a letter to Chancellor Katehi from Art Shaprio from the Entomology Department at UC Davis on the blog of Jonathan Eisen.

There are also various reactions and letter to the editor of The Sacremento Bee such as here and here.

Update 2:
A special meeting by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) will be held this Tuesday (Nov 22).

Update 3:
Here is a letter from professor Artyom Kopp to Chancellor Katehi asking for personal apologies to those affected by Pepper Spray Friday. Also, the Davis Faculty Association is asking for the resignation of Chancellor Katehi.

Update 4:
Here is a letter from Jim Griesemer.

Update 5:
The Korf lab meeting scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled allowing the lab members to join the protests at the Quad at noon. Also, here is a letter professor Phil Ward (highlighting that the most read story on the BBC website was Pepper Spray Friday) and a post-doc Jason Bell (part 2) addressed to Chancellor Katehi.

Update 6:
Here you can find 10 things you should know about Pepper Spray Friday.

Categories: Recent News, UC Davis
  1. Howard Zochlinski
    November 21, 2011 at 2:21 am

    To the faculty;

    If you all truly feel that way, then please support my reinstatement. The Representative Assembly voted to reinstate me in 2005, but, because of lies spread by the UC police and administration, I have not been reinstated. I am now in the Court of Appeals representing the rights of all students and faculty in the matter of who has control of admissions – the faculty or the admin. I ask for your aid. For those of you who do not remember or know of what I speak, refer to:





    Please contact me at ha_zochlinski@hotmail.com

    Thank you;

    Howard Z.

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