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Yudof meets with chancellors, outlines action on protests

UC President Mark Yudof on Monday, Nov. 21, convened a teleconference with all 10 campus chancellors and told them that he had directed senior UCOP staff to:

  • examine recent incidents involving use of force on UC campuses;
  • organize a thorough examination of police procedures, protocols and training; and
  • put in place a structure to assemble recommendations for longer-term practices to ensure the safety of members of the UC community engaged in peaceful protest. Yudof on Sunday had issued a statement reiterating the right of students, faculty and staff to engage in peaceful protest.

UC Board of Regents chair Sherry Lansing on Monday issued a video message to the UC community voicing her support for the President’s actions, and encouraging members of the UC community to express their views at the upcoming Board of Regents meeting Nov. 28. The rescheduled meeting will be open to the public and streamed online, and the public comment period has been expanded from 20 minutes to at least one hour.

Further details about plans for the systemwide reviews of specific incidents are expected to be shared with the public this week. They will also be posted to UC Newsroom.

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