*A Statement from the Davis Division Executive Council

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.

Sincerely,

Linda Bisson

Linda F. Bisson,
Chair, Davis Division of the Academic Senate
Professor, Department of Viticulture and Enology
University of California, Davis
Davis   CA  95616
academicsenatechair@ucdavis.edu
phone: 530-752-3835
FAX: 530-752-0382

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