Davis Faculty Association

Statement in support of students occupying Mrak

We write to express our support and appreciation for the actions being taken by the UC Davis students who are currently occupying the 5th floor of Mrak Hall. These students are taking a firm stand in defending their belief that the administration should be held accountable to the public and that university affairs should be held to more transparent standards. Their actions represent a revitalization of active democracy and a commitment to the proud tradition of the University of California as a public good. In supporting our students, we express particular concern over the ways that they have recently been confronted with adverse repercussions or threats to their status as students at the University of California.

Respectfully,
The Board of the Davis Faculty Association

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5 Comments to “Statement in support of students occupying Mrak”

  1. March 16th, 2016 at 12:33 am

    Laura says:

    Thank you very much for your support. I agree that the student body has been overwhelmingly complacent and the administration need not be this way.

  2. March 16th, 2016 at 1:29 am

    Darrell Y Hamamoto, PhD says:

    I denounced Katehi publicly at the little Holiday Pizza Party and there was nary a whimper. I publicly called for the resignation of Napolitano, Katehi, and Susan Kaiser in January 2016. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEK2lCehWuU

  3. March 16th, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    glenda drew says:

    Thank you for taking this step and writing this letter! I support the ideas in this letter.

  4. March 16th, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Amy Riddle says:

    We write to express our support and appreciation for the actions being taken by the UC Davis students who are currently occupying the 5th floor of Mrak Hall. These students are taking a firm stand in defending their belief that the administration should be held accountable to the public and that university affairs should be held to more transparent standards. Their actions represent a revitalization of active democracy and a commitment to the proud tradition of the University of California as a public good. In supporting our students, we express particular concern over the ways that they have recently been confronted with adverse repercussions or threats to their status as students at the University of California.

  5. March 21st, 2016 at 10:11 am

    marisol de la cadena says:

    Please add my signature.

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