Is that where Janet went.
Perhaps this is another susan?
Linda Katehi, the chancellor of the University of California, Davis, has been suspended pending an investigation into the decision to spent hundreds of thousand of dollars improving Google search results for her name, amid a range of other questionable activities. The decision to put Katehi on paid administrative leave was …
An older friend of mine, a professor elsewhere in CaCa-land at the time, was tear-gassed by the state police on the orders of a certain ex-actor then governor named Reagan. Seemed the students on campus were getting uppity.
Don't tell me PR agencies can't rewrite history so well that an arch-
nazi-conservative can't move on to bigger and better accomplishments.
They'll get her on nepotism, agreeing under the table to skip all the other stuff she shouldn't have done and they should've noticed to begin with. Phoo.
the Streisand Effect? Perhaps we could call it the Indirect Streisand©®™. The article seems to indicate they were trying to pad positives to balance out negatives - as opposed to a more conventional Streisand Effect; i.e. the results from attempting to actually REMOVE negatives.
Linda, your reputation is mud. You did it to yourself. It's nobody's fault but your own. The proverbial falling on one's sword won't help you unless you do it literally.
Hiring your own family members in blatant nepotism & at pay ranges that make a tech tycoon's look paltry in comparison.
Ordering the pepper spraying & beating of students gathered in peaceful protest.
Using Uni funds for personal expenses that had nothing to do with your job & wouldn't pass the "sniff test" of anyone's ethics committee.
Then paying a ludicrous sum of money to try & cover it up.
ALL of which is being paid for by the students you claim to love so much?
Of COURSE you love them, you're riding in the lap of luxury on the backs of their indentured servitude!
Do the students, the Uni, & the world in general a favor - FOAD.
>"This smacks of scapegoating and a rush to judgment driven purely by political optics, not the best interests of the university or the UC system as a whole," said Katehi's lawyer Melinda Guzman
Fsck that lawyer. Its one thing to defend your client but to try to do so by using the best interests of the students she didn't mind having tazed is beyond the pale (not to mention her client's long history of unethically putting her own interests before the institution). She also sucks at her job because she should be making people want to have sympathy for her client not dislike her more. In fact if she gets a damn dime from the university it says more about the %1 and the injustice system and how divorced from reality public sector jobs are than anything.
"This smacks of scapegoating and a rush to judgment driven purely by political optics, not the best interests of the university or the UC system as a whole," said Katehi's lawyer Melinda Guzman
No it does not. Just look up the birthplace of the nice lady. Once you do, the fact that she employed her daughter in law and promoted her every 3 months does not surprise me any more. In the slightest.
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Assuming she couldn't manage the jackboot who pepper-sprayed the students, an official statement denouncing the action and fast termination of the rent-a-cop would have accomplished more than all the SEO in the world, and saved her career. Linda is devious to say the least, or she would have figured that out for herself. She may not be a goat, but closer examination may show she has cloven hoofs.
"Assuming she couldn't manage the jackboot who pepper-sprayed the students"
People in authority who are bending rules are not about to try to rein in the police. It suits the police to have corrupt bosses. Look what happened to Andrew Mitchell when the Home Secretary decided to push back against the police federation.
> When will those in any form of authority ever learn?
Yeah, just ask Richard Nixon. Trying to cover up for his bungling buddies cost him the presidency.
Oh, wait, you can't ask him; he's dead (Well, I suppose you could still ask him, but if he answers, well, we will all have MUCH larger problems...).
Why did it take them so long to notice the breach of 'conflict-of-interest policies' regarding her husband, son and daughter in law? Is it that you're allowed a certain level of corruption (a level which you're never told the exact value) and then get smacked for everything when you go above a certain amount?
The university authorities need a good smacking for allowing all this to happen.
At some universities, the nepotism is almost considered a perq. "We really want you to come work for us. So much so, we've even got a position open for your wife!" At both of the universities I've worked at, the nepotism is common enough, it's a standard office joke. I suspect it's just that no one really cares to police the issue, so it becomes an add-on crime once you've done something sufficiently nasty that they need to give you the boot.
"We really want you to come work for us. So much so, we've even got a position open for your wife!"
That can make sense in certain circumstances though, especially with spouses. Would you take a job potentially 1000's of miles away from your spouse, no matter how much it paid? But her bringing in even more of her family is pushing beyond the boundaries.
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