Talk:Linda Katehi

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Picture of Pepper Spray Incident[edit]

As Ms. Kethi has made the news AGAIN by trying to scrub the Internet of the pepper-spray incident--i.e. spending tax dollars to try and whitewash her own image--is there any good reason for Wikipedia not to document here at least ONE picture showing what she was attempting to eradicate the history of? --Crosgrove (talk) 00:17, 15 April 2016 (UTC)

Non-encyclopedic[edit]

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT AN ENCYCLOPEDIC BIOGRAPHY. THIS ARTICLE IS PR COMING OUT OF UCOP/UC-DAVIS ADMINISTRATION. SOMEONE CAN FIX IT, OR TOMORROW I PUT THE SPEEDY DELETION TAG ON IT. THIS ENTRY IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO WIKIPEDIA. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.130.80.98 (talk) 13:47, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

-I suppose it's better than failing at the internet. How'd that deletion work out for you? 76.219.137.55 (talk) 04:45, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Picture?[edit]

Someone must have a picture of this person. If anyone has one and needs help uploading it then please write me. There are instructions for uploading files on the left menu of the website; click "Upload file". Blue Rasberry (talk) 04:30, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/ public source photograph of the chancellor — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.222.56.230 (talk) 14:59, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

This is not a public source photograph. The page clearly says "Copyright © The Regents of the University of California". The page needs a donated photo taken by the person who submits it. It is not permissible to use a photo belonging to anyone else. Please review this comic. Blue Rasberry (talk) 15:17, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Excessively vague phrasing in attempts to be non-bias actually creates a bias against accuracy[edit]

There are a few elements in the controversy section that simply lack accuracy. They are purposely vague. To be specific the final bullet point about a convening task force vaguely illustrates "university policies" and not her QUOTABLE and SPECIFIC desire to illuminate student interaction with the police in such a manner as to not recreate similar situations. She clearly established an expected chain for burden of responsibility. This is not a bias spin to illustrate her as advocating one position over another it is accurately displaying her advocating a position. They are starkly difference! It's absence has created a disadvantageous and poorly educational experience for all readers. --98.222.56.230 (talk) 10:29, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

The rewrite I see today is so much better! Kudos to its fixer! --98.222.56.230 (talk) 18:42, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Much safer made she the campus. Those students were a life threat. Something had in their faces that had to be melt away with pepper spray. Eyes. Thanks for the superb itchy work. The people all around the world thanks her. Thanks you very muches they say. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.106.8.216 (talk) 14:06, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Call for resignation[edit]

The biography already discusses calls for her resignation. Additional details can be described in the main Occupy UC Davis article. A biography of a living person should cover facts in proportion and not give undue weight to negative or recent events. Jokestress (talk) 19:01, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
I disagree strongly with "Jokestress." At least a good portion of this letter should be included in the article. The Scythian 23:21, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
This biography should summarize her involvement, but the main details should be on the main Occupy UC Davis article. Jokestress (talk) 23:50, 20 November 2011 (UTC)
This letter does not focus on the events discussed in Occupy UC Davis article. This letter focuses specifically on the actions of Linda P.B. Katehi and the subsequent call for (specifically) her resignation. Thus it belongs in her page Linda_P.B._Katehi, not the page about Occupy UC Davis. Clairvoy
The article describes her actions and the calls for her resignation already. What specific action of hers described in the letter do you feel is not covered? Jokestress (talk) 07:37, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 20 November 2011[edit]

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  • Cherkis, Jason (11/20/2011). "UC Davis Police Pepper-Spray Seated Students In Occupy Dispute". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 11/19/2011. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)

Please change a campus police officer, is not helpful, because it doesn't describe who was responsible for their acts. Please change a campus police officer to University of California Davis police officer Lieutenant John Pike.

Adam0368 (talk) 00:04, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Done  Chzz  ►  01:12, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Lack of public statements[edit]

The lack of the Chancellor's public statements is a clear attempt to implement a bias. Non-Encyclopedic. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 98.222.56.230 (talk) 15:04, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

Source for public statements of Chancellor Katehi on UC Davis Police Pepper Spraying seated students[edit]

Some relevant statements by Chancellor Katehi can be found at http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/index.html

The include her request of 11/18/11 that tents be removed: http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/protesters_111811.html

And her first published response(to my knowledge) to the US Davis police spraying pepper spray on students is at: http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/protest_action_111811.html

Finally, there is her announcement of a task force charged "to review the events" http://chancellor.ucdavis.edu/messages/2011/taskforce_111911.html

The phrase "pepper spray" appears once in her 11/18/11 response to the events. The Chancellor wrote: [A] number of protestors refused our warning, offering us no option but to ask the police to assist in their removal. We are saddened to report that during this activity, 10 protestors were arrested and pepper spray was used. We will be reviewing the details of the incident.

This is the only occurrence of the phrase "pepper spray" in her document. However, she seems to refer to the use of pepper spray on seated students a few paragraphs later: We deeply regret that many of the protestors today chose not to work with our campus staff and police to remove the encampment as requested. We are even more saddened by the events that subsequently transpired to facilitate their removal. (One presumes that "the events that subsequently transpired" means the pepper spraying of students by UC Davis police".)

The phrase "pepper spray" appears twice the next day, in the announcement of the task force: As indicated in various videos, the police used pepper spray against the students who were blocking the way. The use of pepper spray as shown on the video is chilling to us all and raises many questions about how best to handle situations like this.

These are the only references to the use of pepper spray by Chancellor Katehi as promulgated by her "messages" web page. One presumes that simply quoting her words would be the simplest way to present her position (and document its evolution) in a neutral manner. Jimbales (talk) 02:38, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 28 November 2011[edit]

2011 Occupy protest On November 18, 2011, Katehi ordered Occupy movement protesters on the UC Davis campus to remove their tents from the quad. When a group of non-compliant protestors refused to move, campus police officers pepper sprayed them.[1] Eleven protesters received medical treatment; two were hospitalized.[2] The incident led to further protests and calls for Katehi's resignation from the Board of the UC Davis Faculty Association,[3] the UC Davis Department of English,[4] and a majority of the faculty of the UC Davis physics department,[5] among others. The Davis Faculty Association is an advocacy group that represents only about 110 active tenured and tenure-track faculty members, or less than 5 percent of the more than 2,500 faculty members on the UC Davis campus. Although the Davis Faculty Association's Board of Directors called for Chancellor Lidna Katehi to resign, this decision was not supported by a vote of its members. [6]. In addition, hundreds of faculty have signed a letter supporting the chancellor [7]. The largest faculty group – the Academic Senate – is comprised of more than 1,500 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. In addition, there are another 1,000 faculty members on campus made up of adjunct professors, lecturers, University Extension educators and other non-tenure-track academic appointments. .[8],[9]. Katehi stated that she will not step down, instead encouraging the development of public discussion of the matter.

Belin123 (talk) 23:12, 28 November 2011 (UTC) Please add necessary information and clarification on size of faculty organization.

Done. I added a note on the size of the Davis Faculty Association, sourcing it to the Sacramento Bee. If other organizations have made statements or demands regarding Dr. Katehi, we can note their size and comments, provided there is a reliable source like a major newspaper. However, most details, especially those not specifically about Dr. Katehi, belong at the Occupy UC Davis article. Jokestress (talk) 23:27, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Name in Greek[edit]

It's Πιστή Βασιλική Λίντα Κατέχη-Τσερεγκούνη, please fix it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.72.141.96 (talk) 22:43, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

Done. Diacriticals changed per request. Jokestress (talk) 00:24, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
The Greek letter iota is used exclusively for the sound "ee", as in "heel." However, the transformation of iota in Greek names over to their English transliteration is not always onto the "corresponding" letter i. For some Greek names, the iota turns into i, e.g. Peter Diamandis, James G. Stavridis, while, for others, into e, e.g. Paul Sarbanes, Nick Calathes. Note that the pronounciation in Greek of the bold letters in all these names is "ee." Sometimes, the English letter "e" is used in the same name for both epsilon (always pronounced "eh", in Greek, as in "error") and iota, adding to the confusion, e.g. Cassavetes whose family name is pronounced in the Greek language as "Kassavétis."
In the case of this article's subject, Pisti Basile "Linda" Katehi-Tseregounis, we must look at the Greek sources for the name's original pronounciation. It appears that it is indeed pronounced "Tsérégouni," (the suffix "-s" is typically added in both male and female Greek names when translated to English, if the corresponding male name in Greek ends in "-s"), so the use of epsilon is correct. -The Gnome (talk) 06:50, 2 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, The Gnome. I thought I was just trading out the diacriticals for the acute mark per the request. I hadn't noticed the vowel change, but Τσερεγκούνη is more common than Τσιριγκοὐνη, I believe. However, I haven't looked for a source for either. Maybe there's info on her husband in Greek somewhere. I always get messed up on iotacism; my background is in Classics. I am happy to defer on the spelling to avoid introducing an error, but it would be better to settle it with a reliable source. Jokestress (talk) 08:27, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Involvement in STEM[edit]

Hello, as an employee of UC Davis, here on the college's behalf, I have been looking closely at this article and see that it needs some work. To start with I've rewritten the information under the "Involvement in STEM" heading, because this part of the page has the message about the tone or style not being right for Wikipedia. I also noticed that most of the information here isn't about Linda Katehi at all, but is about STEM in California in general. I'm assuming this information shouldn't be here, but correct me if I'm wrong.

I'll paste below what I've put together as a possible replacement for this information. This is quite a bit shorter than what's in the article now, but I've kept the focus on Linda Katehi rather than discussing STEM more generally. Can other editors let me know what they think of this? Would this be an OK replacement for what is there now?

I'm aware of the rules for those with a conflict of interest, so I know it's best for me not to make any edits. I'd like to ask anyone reading this to replace the "Involvement in STEM" material with what I've pasted below if it looks good.

Additionally, under that same heading there are two links. The first one I have used as a reference, but the second one goes to a YouTube video of an interview with Linda Katehi on STEM. Would this be better under the "External links" heading?

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 00:14, 8 August 2013 (UTC)

Hi, LindaF UC Davis. Thank you very much for your help in pointing out the need for cleanup of this section. I also appreciate that you have stated your perceived conflict of interest. I am just one editor, but it's my opinion that your proposed edits are appropriate and indeed helpful for this article. I would suggest if there is a particular conflict of interest that you would like to declare (such as if you work directly for Katechi or in a capacity that specifically works to promote UC Davis), that you simply do so here on the talk page. But otherwise, I would encourage you to be bold and make your edits. You appear to provide ample references, and the information seems both notable and on-topic. Girona7 (talk) 21:35, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Hello Girona7 and thanks for looking at this. I want to be clear, when I say I'm here on the college's behalf I mean that I work in the communications department at UC Davis, so I really don't think I should be making any edits here myself. Since the material looks good to you, would you mind replacing it for me?
Also if you're interested in helping with this article some more I'll be putting together another request soon to improve the "Work" information in the article. Let me know if you think you might be interested in looking at this too.
Thanks again! LindaF UC Davis (talk) 17:05, 12 September 2013 (UTC)
Having reviewed the draft below, I agree with Girona7 that the proposed text is appropriate, and have changed the article accordingly. Kirill [talk] 02:08, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
Thank you so much Kirill Lokshin and Girona7 for your help here! I'll hopefully be back soon with my request to improve the "Work" information. Would it be alright if I asked the two of you to review what I put together?
Thanks again! LindaF UC Davis (talk) 17:42, 13 September 2013 (UTC)
==Involvement in STEM==
In September 2012, Katehi was awarded a $3.725 million grant over 5 years from the National Science Foundation to establish an ADVANCE program at UC Davis, with the goal of increasing female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.[10][11][12] Katehi serves as the principal investigator and chairs the project's steering committee. According to UC Davis, the grant money will be used, in part, to create the Center for the Advancement of Multicultural Perspectives on Science (CAMPOS).[12] The CAMPOS initiative’s primary focus is increasing cultural diversity and supporting Latinas in STEM careers.[12][13]
In October 2012, Katehi was included on the California STEM Learning Network’s list of twelve "Leading Women in STEM."[14] The Network recognized Katehi for her work in increasing STEM opportunities for women and girls and serving as a role model in the field.[13][15][10]
In March 2013, Katehi was chosen to speak at the 26th annual Yolo County Women's History Month luncheon.[13] Katehi also gave a keynote address about her work in STEM at the Consortium for Women and Research’s annual Distinguished Women in Science Lecture Series in April 2013.[16]
  1. ^ "California university launches inquiry into pepper spray of protesters". CNN. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  2. ^ "UCD to review pepper-spraying, clearing of protesters". Davis Enterprise. Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  3. ^ "UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Denies Resignation, Says the 'University Needs Me'". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  4. ^ "Department of English, UC Davis". Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  5. ^ "Letter to Chancellor Linda Katehi of UC Davis from a group of Physics Department faculty calling for her resignation". All Education Matters. Retrieved 2011-11-22.
  6. ^ "Member Survey Results" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-11-19.
  7. ^ "Katehi has faculty support". Retrieved 2011-11-30.
  8. ^ "Chancellor apologizes for pepper spraying". UC Davis News Service. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  9. ^ "UC Davis Facts: Faculty & Staff". UC Davis. Retrieved 2010-10-01.
  10. ^ a b Mascarenhas, Lauren (23 October 2012). "Katehi receives STEM award: Chancellor Hopes To Increase Female Participation In Engineering". The California Aggie. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  11. ^ Golden, Cory (21 October 2012). "Katehi lauded for pointing way for women, girls". Davis Enterprise. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  12. ^ a b c Fell, Andy (27 September 2012). "Chancellor-led center aims to boost women's numbers in STEM academia". UC Davis Dateline. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  13. ^ a b c Smith, Jim (06 March 2013). "Smith: It's time to celebrate Women's History Month". Daily Democrat. Retrieved 22 July 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ "Leading Women in STEM Announced Today!". California STEM Summit. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  15. ^ "Chancellor Katehi to be Honored as Leading Woman in Science Education". Davis Patch. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2013.
  16. ^ "'ADVANCEing STEM Faculty' topic for symposium". UC Davis Dateline. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2013.

Work[edit]


Hello, sorry it has taken me a while to get back to this page, I've been busy offline lately, but I wanted to jump back on here to share another rewritten portion of this page. This time I've looked at the information under the "Work" heading, because I noticed this section didn't have many footnotes, which I understand are standard for Wikipedia.

I tried to keep everything from the original that I could but for some facts, even though I believe they are correct, I couldn't find references to use as footnotes.

If anyone new is reading this discussion page I should point out again that I work in communications for UC Davis and know that I should not make any edits to Linda Katehi's page.

Can editors look over this and let me know what they think? I'd like to ask anyone reading this to replace the "Work" material with what I've pasted below if it looks good.

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 16:11, 9 October 2013 (UTC)

==Work==
In her early career, Katehi worked at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1984 to 2001 as a professor of electrical engineering and computer science,[1][2] and as associate dean of academic affairs and graduate education starting in 1994.[3] She was hired as the engineering dean at Purdue University in 2002.[1][2][4] While there, she increased both the faculty by 15% and research funding within the engineering department.[1] In 2005, Katehi became the first female provost and vice-chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.[1][4][5] After four years at the University of Illinois, Katehi became the 6th Chancellor of the University of California, Davis in 2009, succeeding Larry Vanderhoef.[6][4][3] She is the first female chancellor of the university.[2]
Katehi’s expertise is in circuit design and her research focuses on antennas.[3][2][6] She currently holds 19 patents.[6][7][8] Through her academic roles she has been a mentor to over 70 postdoctoral fellows.[8]
In addition to her university roles, Katehi was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Committee on the National Medal of Science.[3] She chaired the 12-member committee, along with the Secretary of Commerce’s committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, until 2010.[9][6] She was appointed to the FBI’s National Security Higher Education Advisory Board in 2010.[10] Katehi is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science[11][6] and in 2011, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.[11][6] She is also a member of the National Academy of Engineering where she chaired the committee on K-12 engineering education for two years.[11][8][3]
For her academic work, she has received awards including the AHC Aristeio Award in Academics in 2011[3] and a Gabby Award for her achievements in education and academia, also in 2011.[12]
==References==
  1. ^ a b c d Heckel, Jodi (19 December 2005). "New provost selected". The News-Gazette. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Rosenhall, Laurel (05 May 2009). "Pick for UCD chancellor is Illinois provost, engineering professor". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 12 August 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ a b c d e f Mizan, Alex (09 April 2011). "Chancellor Linda Katehi in a Tell All Interview". USA Greek Reporter. Retrieved 12 August 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ a b c "2 Women Nominated To Lead UC Campuses At SF, Davis". KTVU. 01 May 2009. Retrieved 12 August 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ Rosenhall, Laurel (20 September 2010). "Now at UC Davis, she's at the controls - The 1969 moon landing gave Greek teen Linda Katehi a goal: to be an electrical engineer". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Katehi will speak at Women's History Month luncheon". The Davis Enterprise. 29 January 2013. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  7. ^ Smith, Jim (06 March 2013). "Smith: It's time to celebrate Women's History Month". Daily Democrat. Retrieved 22 July 2013. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ a b c Golden, Cory (21 October 2012). "Katehi lauded for pointing way for women, girls". Davis Enterprise. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  9. ^ Jones, Andrew (21 November 2011). "UC Davis chancellor a Bush appointee". The Raw Story. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  10. ^ Wei, Jessy (19 October 2010). "Chancellor Katehi appointed to FBI advisory board". The California Aggie. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  11. ^ a b c "UC Davis chancellor Katehi named to Academy of Arts and Sciences". Sacramento Business Journal. 21 April 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2013.
  12. ^ "Gabby Award Winners 2011: Linda Katehi". The Gabby Awards. 2011. Retrieved 13 August 2013.
  • This looks fine to me. I'll implement it into the article. Thanks for disclosing your COI and doing this the right way. Some of the refs are paywalled, which is fine, since I'll assume good faith. --GrapedApe (talk) 23:07, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for your help, GrapeAped! I appreciate you taking the time to look over the material and put it in the article. Would it be alright if I reached out to you to review future edits?
Thank you again, LindaF UC Davis (talk) 17:11, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Article reorganization[edit]


Hello again, after preparing several rewrites to portions of this page, I’ve been working on a new overall structure for the information. The way this page is currently laid out is a little confusing, placing information about Linda Katehi's roles at the University of Illinois and UC Davis outside of the "Work" heading. I’ve also noticed that the information under the "University of Illinois" heading is now redundant, aside from material about a scandal in which Linda Katehi wasn’t involved.

As well, it seems to make most sense to the view the section about the 2011 Occupy protest as a subheading under the portion about her work at UC Davis. This would place this event into the specific context of her role at UC Davis.

This is what I think would be a more logical structure. Can any other editors here look over this and let me know their thoughts? I should also reiterate that I work in communications for UC Davis and know that I should not make any edits to the page myself.

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 22:49, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Go ahead and handle the article reorganization as you have outlined, but do not remove the information about the University of Illinois scandal that she denies involvement with, or the reference in the article. To my knowledge, she was not implicated in the scandal, but she was named in non-trivial news coverage of the event and this information should remain in the article Neil916 (Talk)

2011 Occupy protest[edit]

Hello, one more thing I wanted to leave a message here about. When I was thinking about reorganizing the article, I felt like a lot of space was allotted to her leadership through the protests at UC Davis in 2011. For example, it's almost as long as the "Work" section.

I know I just asked above about reorganizing this article, but I thought I would ask about this too, in case editors want to look at one or the other. I think that these two issues kind of go hand-in-hand, so I wanted to share a condensed version of the "2011 Occupy protest" section for editors to consider. The text below just covers Linda Katehi's actions related to the protest. I felt that since there is a whole separate article on the topic where all the events surrounding the protests are covered in great detail that this page should just summarize her actions.

I've put below what I prepared. If anyone is wondering, I've used as many of the sources that were already in use as possible, but there were many sources that repeated information so some have been removed. I've also added two sources. One is a news article that summarizes the Reynoso report and the other is an article from Inside Higher Ed that was published this year.

Thank you for looking at this. LindaF UC Davis (talk) 21:18, 24 October 2013 (UTC)

==2011 Occupy protest==
As chancellor of UC Davis, Katehi oversaw the school during the Occupy UC Davis movement. She has received criticism from some students and faculty following an incident in which Occupy movement protesters were pepper sprayed by campus police. After protesters were non-compliant with written and oral requests, Katehi had authorized the police to assist in removing the protesters' tents, but did not authorize the use of pepper spray.[1][2][3] Immediately following the event, some UC Davis students and faculty called for Katehi's resignation.[4][5] Katehi remained in position as chancellor and made a statement accepting full responsibility for the event. She also placed the two involved officers and the chief of campus police on administrative leave,[6] and ultimately replaced the police chief.[7] At Katehi's request, the event was investigated by two independent review boards, resulting in two separate reports, which determined that Katehi had not fully assessed the situation when ordering police to remove protesters and that she had not stated clearly enough her expectations that police officers refrain from using force.[8][9][10]
  1. ^ La Ganga, Maria L.; Gordon, Larry (21 November 2011). "UC Davis chancellor apologizes for pepper-spray incident". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  2. ^ Linda Katehi (18 November 2011). "Chancellor addresses Friday's removal of tents from the Quad". ucdavis.edu. University of California, Davis. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  3. ^ "California university launches inquiry into pepper spray of protesters". CNN. November 21, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-20.
  4. ^ Buscho, David (27 November 2011). "Viewpoints: UC Davis chancellor must do the right thing – resign". Sacramento Bee. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  5. ^ "UC-Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi Denies Resignation, Says the 'University Needs Me'". ABC News. Retrieved 2011-11-21.
  6. ^ Stetler, Brian (21 November 2011). "Campus Police Chief Put on Leave in Pepper Spray Incident". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  7. ^ Grasgreen, Allie (15 July 2013). "Protest After the Pepper Spray". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  8. ^ Gordon, Larry (23 November 2011). "Bratton to lead investigation of UC Davis pepper-spraying". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 October 2013.
  9. ^ Gordon, Larry; Megerian, Chris (12 April 2012). "Pepper spray report sharply criticizes UC Davis leaders, police". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
  10. ^ Cruz Reynoso (March 2012). "The Reynoso Task Force Report" (PDF). ucdavis.edu. University of California, Davis. Retrieved 18 October 2013.

Preparing Universities for an Era of Change[edit]

I have removed a source originally added by KianaHooper which appears to be a malformed citation, combining Higher Education in Transition, a work apparently unrelated to Katehi, with Preparing Universities for an Era of Change, the proceedings of a colloquium of which Katehi was a participant, but which is apparently not important enough to be mentioned in her CV. If Katehi's specific contributions to this publication can be identified, then it could be re-added. Ibadibam (talk) 20:27, 14 April 2016 (UTC)

= So....which are the PR accounts on this article?[edit]

just out of curiosity Spacecowboy420 (talk) 11:51, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

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Edit warring[edit]

User:Hypaattia is wheel warring to ensure their preferred version of the page remains unchanged. I have attempted to integrate their edits in an neutral, well-written manner, but they refuse to engage in constructive discussion, choosing to revert to redlink-filled, promotional edits instead. I'm opening this discussion to attempt to resolve the issue. James (talk/contribs) 00:32, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

User James Allison is removing information that is appropriate, accurate and documented as part of the introductory paragraph of the description of any person. I am not refusing to participate in a reasonable discussion and I did not remove information form the article. On the contrary, I am trying to add objectivity, accuracy and not emotion to the document. In fact, a sentence that was already included in a later part of the document had been duplicated and added in the entry paragraph of this document to sensationalize the material. It is, I believe, against the principles of Wikipedia to sensationalize the writing. Wikipedia's goal is to state the facts with the order they have happened. User James Allison keeps removing accurate and appropriate referenced material. My edits are not promotional. They only explain the previous experience of the individual accurately. I would like to resolve this issue.User:Hypaattia (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:46, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
I just reverted to the last version by James Allison. It seems substantially better constructed and contains virtually the same content, omitting only a position that seems more honorary than actual. Please discuss your position, Hyppattia. Don't just say the other editor cannot do that. Tell us why, backed up by sources and policies, you think your version is superior. John from Idegon (talk) 23:05, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

This is for John from Idegon. The Wikipedia is not to attribute honor or blame. Wikipedia is a medium to present the truth only and not our personal preferences. If you disagree with this, then you disagree with the principles of the Wikimedia foundation. You may hate a person but this does not mean you have to use Wikipedia to express your hate. Concealing the truth or providing half truth is not what Wikipedia principles are suggesting. It is not even about a superior version issue. The judgement of what is superior or not is subjective and should not be the prerogative of the editor but the reader. For this reason I reverted to the previous version. User:Hypaattia. —Preceding undated comment added 23:19, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Hypaattia it is correct that Wikipedia should present facts neutrally, not personal preferences. Note that sometimes what is actually true is not verifiable. Wikipedia should present only verifiable facts, and the opinions of named and cited persons or entities, not editorial opinion. However, it is not always the case that all verifiable facts belong in an article. That is a matter of judgement, which Wikipedia editors are expected to use in a sensible, neutral manner. It is not vandalism to remove information, even cited information, if an editor honestly thinks that this improves the article overall, or helps keep it to a proportionate size, or removes true but trivial content. Calling attempts to improve an article vandalism, even if one disagrees strongly with them, is not appropriate. Indeed it violates WP:CIVIL.
When a dispute arises in article editing, as has occurred on this page, it is better to make specific suggestions with reasons and sources on the talk page, than have the article go back and forth between different versions. edit warring can be blockable disruptive editing, even if done with good intent, and all editors on this page are duly warned to remember this. Remember the WP:BRD cycle. It is not BRRRRD. DES (talk) 23:37, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for your suggestions. I will try to write back and explain why the additions I am suggesting may be important to the article while preserving the truth as the other editors expect to see.Hypaattia (talk) 00:07, 4 May 2017 (UTC)

Infobox parameter[edit]

In {{Infobox officeholder}} the image= parameter can safely omit the "File:" prefix on the image file name: adding or removing it has no effect at all. Therefore edit warring over this aspect of markup destabilizes the article to no useful point at all. DES (talk) 23:43, 3 May 2017 (UTC) It would be nice if this fact were more clearly stated in the template documentation, but that documentation is already very long indeed. DES (talk) 23:44, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

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Dear Wikipedians, I changed the name of this person to reflect how she is listed on the University official databases. I could not find the name originally listed for her on any of the pages i visited. Also, I corrected her titles and capitalized them as per Wikipedia editorial guidelines. I cited the university pages for reference. If you think any of these changes are inappropriate please explain here. Thank youLXNG3210 (talk) 17:42, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

Dear Wikipedians, My changes earlier were deleted without explanation. I would like to hear from the previous editor why indicating the real name of the person is called Boosterism. Also, why including the true titles of the person is boosterism. On the contrary, I would suggest that every effort has been made by the previous editor to demean this individual and there are numerous policies that prevent that. If any of the information I have included is incorrect, I will remove it immediately. Yet, deleting my correct additions without any meaningful explanation is considered vandalism. PLEASE do not delete what I have added w/o a discussion on this page.LXNG3210 (talk) 20:10, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

LXNG3210, that is not how this works. You are the one wanting to change the content. We do not have to defend our removal. You have to convince us we are wrong. I see no arguments here that are convincing. Do not replace the disputed content without consensus. At this point, there are two editors reverting your addition, so there is currently a clear consensus not to include the changes you want. Until you can sway either James Allison and myself, or other editors contribute here in a manner that does, your changes stay out. John from Idegon (talk) 20:28, 15 November 2017 (UTC)

I appreciate your comment. I understand the importance of consensus and that I need to have a convincing argument. I would like to start with the name. I believe that the name as listed in incorrect. I base this statement on what I have seen on the database of UC Davis. The only place where the present name is listed is a student report from 1989. I would like to believe that the University database is more reliable than a the student report. I also believe you disagree with this change because you have deleted it. Could you please tell me why you believe that listing the official name is not appropriate? Thank you so much.128.120.130.232 (talk) 00:36, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

Please see WP:BEGIN and WP:IRS. We do not defer to "official" sources just because they are official. You seem to be minimizing a source by describing it as a "student report", but it was authored by Ms. Katehi herself. In this case, it is an appropriate reference for her name. James (talk/contribs) 16:37, 16 November 2017 (UTC)

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Titles[edit]

Dear Editors: I have made the following additions/description to this article, which I believe appropriately states this person's present position.

  • Added text:Since August 2016, Linda Katehi is Chancellor Emerita and Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UC Davis.
  • Added archive https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/katehi/.
  • Added text: From August 2009 until August 2016 she served as the 6th Chancellor of UC Davis and Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and Women and Gender Studies.

Please review my changes and let me know GlassFort (talk) 09:54, 28 June 2018 (UTC)

Clarifying Present Role[edit]

I would like to make the following additions to clarify this person's present role as listed on UCDavis faculty database. Please let me know what you think:

  • Add text:Since August 2016, Linda Katehi is Chancellor Emerita and Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at UC Davis.
  • Add archive https://faculty.engineering.ucdavis.edu/katehi/.
  • Add text: From August 2009 until August 2016 she served as the 6th Chancellor of UC Davis and Distinguished Professor at the Electrical and Computer Engineering department and Women and Gender Studies.

Please review my changes and let me know GlassFort (talk) 00:19, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

How do you think the edits were reverted (by multiple editors)? They reviewed, and rejected them. If you want them in, it's up to you to form a consensus to include them. When you make an argument based in reliable secondary sources and Wikipedia policies and guidelines, perhaps someone will discuss it with you. But until a consensus is reached, your edits will stay out. John from Idegon (talk) 12:56, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
The article subject is adequately described in the lede. Adding your proposed edits would be inappropriate promotional boosterism. James (talk/contribs) 13:06, 29 June 2018 (UTC)