President Napolitano tells S.F. Chronicle that UC Berkeley must lead change in sex harassment culture
UC President Janet Napolitano said Thursday that she was “unhappy” and dissatisfied with the way UC Berkeley has handled some of its recent cases of sexual harassment, adding that investigations take too long and discipline is inconsistent.
In an hourlong meeting with The Chronicle’s editorial board, she also questioned the quality of the investigations into allegations of sexual harassment, and said that although harassment has occurred at other UC campuses, Berkeley is the premier campus and must take the lead role in fixing the problem.
“It’s 2016. Enough is enough,” Napolitano said, in her strongest statements yet regarding the sexual harassment scandals at UC Berkeley. “The University of California should be leading by example, not mistake,” she said.