UC Davis Chancellor Faces Faculty Vote After Pepper-Spray Incident

A two-week voting period by members of UC Davis Academic Senate ends at 5 p.m. Friday

Friday, Feb 17, 2012  |  Updated 3:14 PM PDT
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In this photo provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr, Linda Katehi poses for a portrait at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The president of the University of California on Friday, May 1, 2009, named Katehi as his choice to be chancellor of the University of California, Davis. (AP Photo/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Larry Kanfer)

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The chancellor of the University of California, Davis is facing a faculty vote on her ability to lead the campus following the widely condemned pepper-spraying of student protesters.

Members of the UC Davis Academic Senate have been voting on a motion of no-confidence in the leadership of Chancellor Linda Katehi. A competing motion approves of her leadership.

Results are expected after the two-week voting period ends at 5 p.m. Friday.

The motions are nonbinding but could influence the future of the 57-year-old Katehi, who became chancellor more than two years ago.

The faculty vote comes three months after a campus police officer doused pepper-spray on sitting students who had set up an Occupy camp on campus.

Widely circulated video of the Nov. 18 incident sparked national outrage.

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