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Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

There is a petition from the FACULTY AND PROVOSTS at:

hybrid.ucsc.edu/cgi-bin/TentU/letter.pl

THANK YOU PROFESSORS AND STAFF!
Dear Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger:

We know that this has been an extremely difficult week for you and for the university.

We also know that each of you as well as others in the administration, including Associate Vice Chancellor Jean Marie Scott, have worked very hard in an attempt to negotiate a satisfactory resolution to the confrontation with the students who organized Tent University at the base of campus. We acknowledge these efforts.

However, we express our deepest distress at the decision to call in the police to arrest students on Monday evening. Based on observations by those of us present at various times during the evening, and reports from others, we believe the use of police was unwarranted and seriously endangered the safety of the students at Tent University and threatened to escalate into a wider conflagration. It was also very disturbing to us that police were brought from the Berkeley campus in riot gear to handle what was fundamentally a peaceful gathering because of concerns about “camping,� a matter which could have been easily handled with simple citations or other non-confrontational police presence, as well as continued negotiations. We are also distressed at the police violence and the numbers of students injured, some of whom are in our classes. Tent Universities have been established at a number of campuses nation-wide and no such police action was initiated.

The withdrawal of the police on Monday night contributed greatly to the restoration of calm.

We urge you now to do four things:

First, we believe that in a spirit of reconciliation the administration should do everything possible to ensure that criminal charges not be brought against those arrested on Monday night.

Second, we urge that the administration take no disciplinary action against those arrested or any of the other students involved in organizing Tent University.

Third, we think it would be helpful if the administration and the faculty Senate established policies and guidelines together for responding to student protests, and that in the future the administration work with a Senate committee in such situations.

Finally, we encourage the campus community to engage in broad substantive discussions about the educational issues raised by the students who organized Tent University, including fee increases, financial aid, the further enhancement of diversity at all levels of the university, and the complex meanings of freedom of speech and academic freedom.

Very sincerely yours,

Christopher Connery, Literature
Bettina Aptheker, Women's Studies
Nathaniel Mackey, Literature
Anjali Arondekar, Women's Studies
Paul Skenazy, Literature & Provost, Kresge College
Shelly Errington, Anthropology
Roz Spafford, Writing Program, Provost, College 8
Farnaz Fatemi, Writing Program
Gail Hershatter, History
Louisa Nygaard, Literature
Karen Yamashita, Literature/Creative Writing
Carla Freccero, Literature
Conn Hallinan, Writing Program
Raoul Birnbaum, Art History
Roger Bunch, Kresge College
Carolyn Martin Shaw, Anthropology
Helene Moglen, Literature
Richard Terdiman, Literature
Warren Sack, Film & Digital Media
Nancy Stoller, Community Studies
John Lynch, Classics
Sharon Kinoshita, Literature
Emily Honig, Women's Studies
Vilashini Cooppan, Literature
Margo Hendricks
Don Rothman, Writing
Earl Jackson, Jr., Literature
Paul Ortiz, Community Studies
Heather Bullock, Psychology
Shelley Stamp, Film and Digital Media
Slawek Tulaczyk, Earth Sciences
Maria Schonbek, Mathematics Department
Robert Boltje, Mathematics
William Marotti, History
Daniel L. Selden, Literature
Rosa Linda Fregoso, Latin American/Latino Studies
William Marotti, History
Maria Schonbek, Mathematics Department
Isebill V Gruhn Politics Emerita
Nameera Akhtar, Psychology
David Sweet, History (emeritus)
Scott Lokey, Chemistry
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Literature
Nameera Akhtar, Psychology
Ben Crow, Sociology
Paul Lubeck
Neferti Tadiar, History of Consciousness
Eli Hollander, Film & Digital Media
Virginia Jansen, History of Art and Visual Culture
Lourdes Martinez-Echazabal
Rebecca Braslau, Chemistry
Nameera Akhtar, Psychology
H. Marshall Leicester, Jr., Literature
Campbell Leaper, Psychology
James Clifford, History of Consciousness
Ben Crow, Sociology
Erik Asphaug, Earth Sciences
Radhika Mongia
John Brown Childs, Sociology
Jennifer A. Gonzalez, History of Art
Radhika Mongia, Women's Studies
Stephen Gliessman, Environmental Studies
Ravi Rajan, Environmental Studies
Stephen Wright, Psychology
Elizabeth S. Abrams, Writing Program
Melanie DuPuis, Sociology
Norma Klahn, Literature
Julie Guthman, Community Studies
Andrew Szasz, Sociology
Norma Klahn, Literature
Marcia Millman, Sociology
Ted Holman, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Per F. Gjerde, Psychology
Karlton Hester, Music
Donna M. Hunter, History of Art and Visual Culture
Alma Martinez, Theatre Arts
Pamela Roby, Sociology
WILLIAM G. SCOTT, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Hugh Raffles, Anthropology
Cynthia Polecritti, History
Rob Wilson, Literature
Annette Clear, Politics
Greta Gibson, Education
Mary Beth Pudup, Community Studies
Judith Habicht-Mauche, Anthropology
Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Politics
Lori Kletzer, Economics
Richard Wasserstrom, Prof. Emeritus, Philosophy
E.G. Crichton, Art
Dean Mathiowetz, Politics
John O. Jordan, Literature
Juan Poblete, Literature
Daniel Press, Environmental Studies
Su-hua Wang, Psychology
Bruce Levine, History
Eleonora Pasotti, Politics
Roger Schoenman, Politics
Angela Y. Davis, History of Consciousness
David Wellman, Community Studies
Lincoln Taiz, MCD Biology
Lawrence Andrews Film & Digital Media
Avril Thorne, Psychology
Gabriela Arredondo, Latin America/Latino Studies
Karen Bassi, Classics
Herman Gray, Chair, Sociology
Craig Reinerman, former chair, Sociology
Susanna Jonas, Latin America/Latino Studies
Andrew Szasz, Sociology
Hiroshi Fukurai, Sociology
Jorge Aladro-Font, Literature
Julie Bettie, Sociology
Jonathan Beecher, History
Zack Schlesinger, Physics
Carol Freeman, Writing
Zack Schlesinger, Physics
Catherine M. Soussloff, History of Art
Zack Schlesinger, Physics
Margaret FitzSimmons, Environmental Studies
Arthur Fischer, Mathematics
Alan Richards, Environmental Studies
Sharon Daniel, Film & Digital Media
Nancy N. Chen, Anthropology
Margaret Brose, Literature
Eliabeth Stephens, Art
Alan Christy, History
Karen Bassi
Pamela Perry, Community Studies
Alice Yang Murray, History
VerĂłnica Feliu, Languages
Gildas Hamel, Language
Brenda Barcelo, Languages
David Brundage, Community Studies
Alvaro Romero Marco
Alvaro Romero Marco, language
Judith Harris-Frisk, Language Program
Paco Ramirez, Language Program
Jody Greene, Literature
Hervé Le Mansec, Languages
Mary-Kay Gamel, Literature
Karen C. McNally
Karen C. McNally, Prof. Emerita, Earth Sciences
Karen C. McNally, Prof. Emerita, Earth Sciences
Robert Weil, Sociology and College Eight
Brian A. Catlos, History
John Isbister, Economics
Anna Tsing, Anthropology
Angela Elsey, Languages
Ariel A. PĂ©rez
Sakae Fujita, Languages
Vanita Seth, Politics
David Brundage, Community Studies
Michael Warren, Literature (Emeritus)
Harry Berger Jr
Harry Berger Jr., Literature and Art History (Emeritus)
Harry Berger Jr., Literature and Art History (Emeritus)
Harry Berger Jr., Literature and Art History (Emeritus)
Giulia Centineo, Languages
Donna J Haraway, Professor, History of Consciousness
Dan Scripture, Writing Program
George T. Amis, English Literature (Emeritus)
Tara D Fouch
Leslie Lopez, Writing Program
Noriko Aso, History
Jacquelyn Levesque
Jennifer Anderson, Environmental Studies
Audrey E. Stanley, Professor Emerita of Theater Arts
Harry Berger Jr, Literature and Art History (Emeritus)
Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Anthropology
Ken Kletzer, Economics
Margaret Fusari, Environmental Studies
Margarita Azmitia, Psychology
Sarah Rabkin, Environmental Studies
Ellen Newberry, Writing Program
Dana Frank, History
Roger Anderson, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Patrick McKercher, Writing
Megan Thomas, Politics
Wally Goldfrank, Sociology & LALS
Susan Gillman, Literature
Pat Zavella, Latin American and Latino Studies
Deborah Letourneau, Environmental Studies
Ana Maria Seara, Languages
Jeffrey W. Knopf, Politics
Andrew Schiffrin, Environmental Studies
Fred Kuttner, Physics
Linda Werner, Computer Science
Francis M. Gravier, Library
Greg Landau, LALS
Robert Meister, Politics
Justin Paulson, History of Consciousness
Linda L. Ivey
Daniel Schwartz, Cowell College & College Eight
David Z. Londow
Sheila Crane, History of Art & Visual Culture
Ruth Hoffman
William Sullivan, MCD Biology
Nora Megharbi. Languages
Jude Todd, Writing
Catherine Byrne, Psychology
John Borrego, LALS
Miriam Elliis, Languages
Lisa Mastramico, Community Studies
Andrea Steiner, Community Studies
Julianne Burton-Carvajal
Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Literature
Tandy Beal
Bruce N. Cooperstein, Mathematics
MarĂ­a Morris, Language Program
William H. Friedland, Community Studies & Sociology, Emeritus
Erica Gillingham
Jennifer Dyer-Seymour, Psychology
Connie Kreemer, Theater Arts
Nancy Krusoe, Writing
Carmen Ramos-Castro
George Lipsitz, American Studies
Tricia Rose, American Studies
Maria Cecilia Freeman, Writing Program
Jocelyn Hoy, Philosophy
Micah Perks, Literature
M. Victoria González Pagani, Language Program
Miriam Hitchcock, Art
Gabriela Sandoval, Sociology
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Literature
Kimberley Miner
Eric Porter, American Studies

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Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

Just wanna remind everyone that this is a FACULTY petition, and should NOT be signed by everyone.
 

Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

It would be great if there were a similar version set up for alumni.
 

I don't see Rotkin, Fitzmaurice, or Coonerty on this list

The three UCSC lecturers are on the Santa Cruz city council and all support the camping ordinances at UCSC and in the City of Santa Cruz.

Apparently they all declined to sign this letter as they are firm proponents of forbidding camping everywhere, at all times, and enforced by riot cops if neccessary.

Can we say that these councilmembers are out of step with the times?
 

Final List of Signers on the Faculty and Staff Letter to Denton

Elizabeth S. Abrams, Writing Program
Nameera Akhtar, Psychology
Jorge Aladro-Font, Literature
George T. Amis, English Literature (Emeritus)
Jennifer Anderson, Environmental Studies
Roger Anderson, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Frank C. Andrews, Chemistry
Bettina Aptheker, Women's Studies
Anjali Arondekar, Women's Studies
Gabriela Arredondo, Latin America/Latino Studies
Noriko Aso, History
Erik Asphaug, Earth Sciences
Margarita Azmitia, Psychology
Brenda Barcelo, Languages
Reuben Barnes-Levering, SUA
Karen Bassi, Classics
Tandy Beal
Jonathan Beecher, History
Eva Bertram, Politics
Julie Bettie, Sociology
Raoul Birnbaum, Art History
Robert Boltje, Mathematics
John Borrego, LALS
Ryan Branche
Rebecca Braslau, Chemistry
Margaret Brose, Literature
David Brundage, Community Studies
Heather Bullock, Psychology
Roger Bunch, Kresge College
Terry Burke, History
Julianne Burton-Carvajal, Literature
Catherine Byrne, Psychology
Brian A. Catlos, History
Giulia Centineo, Languages
Nancy N. Chen, Anthropology
John Brown Childs, Sociology
Alan Christy, History
Annette Clear, Politics
James Clifford, History of Consciousness
Christopher Connery, Literature
Bruce N. Cooperstein, Mathematics
Vilashini Cooppan, Literature
Tim Craighead, Art
Sheila Crane, History of Art & Visual Culture
E.G. Crichton, Art
Ben Crow, Sociology
Sharon Daniel, Film & Digital Media
Angela Y. Davis, History of Consciousness
Melanie DuPuis, Sociology
Jennifer Dyer-Seymour, Psychology
Miriam Elliis, Languages
Angela Elsey, Languages
Jason Endres
Shelly Errington, Anthropology
Farnaz Fatemi, Writing Program
VerĂłnica Feliu, Languages
Lawrence Andrews, Film & Digital Media
Arthur Fischer, Mathematics
Margaret FitzSimmons, Environmental Studies
Tara D Fouch
Jean E. Fox Tree, Psychology
Dana Frank, History
Carla Freccero, Literature
Carol Freeman, Writing
Maria Cecilia Freeman, Writing Program
Rosa Linda Fregoso, Latin American/Latino Studies
William H. Friedland, Community Studies & Sociology, Emeritus
Sakae Fujita, Languages
Hiroshi Fukurai, Sociology
Margaret Fusari, Environmental Studies
Mary-Kay Gamel, Literature
Greta Gibson, Education
Diane Gifford-Gonzalez, Anthropology
Erica Gillingham
Susan Gillman, Literature
Per F. Gjerde, Psychology
Stephen Gliessman, Environmental Studies
Wally Goldfrank, Sociology & LALS
Jennifer A. Gonzalez, History of Art
M. Victoria González Pagani, Language Program
Francis M. Gravier, Library
Herman Gray, Chair, Sociology
Jody Greene, Literature
Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Literature
Isebill V Gruhn, Politics Emerita
Julie Guthman, Community Studies
Judith Habicht-Mauche, Anthropology
Conn Hallinan, Writing Program
Gildas Hamel, Language
Donna J Haraway, Professor, History of Consciousness
Judith Harris-Frisk, Language Program
Ellen Louise Hart, Writing
Ellen Hawkes
Margo Hendricks
Gail Hershatter, History
Karlton Hester, Music
Miriam Hitchcock, Art
Ruth Hoffman
Eli Hollander, Film & Digital Media
Ted Holman, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Emily Honig, Women's Studies
Jocelyn Hoy, Philosophy
Donna M. Hunter, History of Art and Visual Culture
John Isbister, Economics
Linda L. Ivey
Earl Jackson, Jr., Literature
Virginia Jansen, History of Art and Visual Culture
Susanna Jonas, Latin America/Latino Studies
John O. Jordan, Literature
Harry Berger Jr., Literature and Art History (Emeritus)
Josef Kaplan
Sharon Kinoshita, Literature
Norma Klahn, Literature
Ken Kletzer, Economics
Lori Kletzer, Economics
Jeffrey W. Knopf, Politics
Connie Kreemer, Theater Arts
Nancy Krusoe, Writing
Fred Kuttner, Physics
Greg Landau, LALS
Nora Megharbi. Languages
Campbell Leaper, Psychology
H. Marshall Leicester, Jr., Literature
Deborah Letourneau, Environmental Studies
Jacquelyn Levesque
Bruce Levine, History
Ronnie D. Lipschutz, Politics
George Lipsitz, American Studies
Scott Lokey, Chemistry
David Z. Londow
Leslie Lopez, Writing Program
Paul Lubeck
John Lynch, Classics
Nathaniel Mackey, Literature
Hervé Le Mansec, Languages
Alvaro Romero Marco, Language
William Marotti, History
Alma Martinez, Theatre Arts
Lourdes Martinez-Echazabal
Lisa Mastramico, Community Studies
Dean Mathiowetz, Politics
Anna Mattinson
Patrick McKercher, Writing
Karen C. McNally, Prof. Emerita, Earth Sciences
Robert Meister, Politics
Tyrus Miller, History
Marcia Millman, Sociology
Kimberley Miner
Helene Moglen, Literature
Radhika Mongia, Women's Studies
MarĂ­a Morris, Language Program
Alice Yang Murray, History
Ellen Newberry, Writing Program
Louisa Nygaard, Literature
Scott Oliver, Chemistry
Paul Ortiz, Community Studies
Ed Boring PBSci Academic Computing Group
Eleonora Pasotti, Politics
Justin Paulson, History of Consciousness
Micah Perks, Literature
Pamela Perry, Community Studies
Tristan Placone
Juan Poblete, Literature
Cynthia Polecritti, History
Eric Porter, American Studies
Tonia Prencipe, Languages
Daniel Press, Environmental Studies
Mary Beth Pudup, Community Studies
Ariel A. PĂ©rez
Sarah Rabkin, Environmental Studies
Hugh Raffles, Anthropology
Ravi Rajan, Environmental Studies
Paco Ramirez, Language Program
Carmen Ramos-Castro
Craig Reinerman, former chair, Sociology
Alan Richards, Environmental Studies
Pamela Roby, Sociology
Tricia Rose, American Studies
Don Rothman, Writing
William G. Scott, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Warren Sack, Film & Digital Media
John T. Sackett, Music
Gabriela Sandoval, Sociology
Andrew Schiffrin, Environmental Studies
Zack Schlesinger, Physics
Roger Schoenman, Politics
Maria Schonbek, Mathematics Department
Peter Scott, Physics (Emeritus)
Daniel Schwartz, Cowell College & College Eight
Dan Scripture, Writing Program
Ana Maria Seara, Languages
Daniel L. Selden, Literature
Vanita Seth, Politics
Carolyn Martin Shaw, Anthropology
Deanna Shemek, Literature
Paul Skenazy, Literature & Provost, Kresge College
Catherine M. Soussloff, History of Art
Roz Spafford, Writing Program, Provost, College 8
Shelley Stamp, Film and Digital Media
Audrey E. Stanley, Professor Emerita of Theater Arts
Andrea Steiner, Community Studies
E.C. Stephens, CfAO
Eliabeth Stephens, Art
Trish Stoddart, Education
Nancy Stoller, Community Studies
William Sullivan, MCD Biology
David Sweet, History (emeritus)
Andrew Szasz, Sociology Andrew Szasz, Sociology
David Swanger, Education and Creative Writing
Neferti Tadiar, History of Consciousness
Lincoln Taiz, MCD Biology
Richard Terdiman, Literature
Megan Thomas, Politics
Avril Thorne, Psychology
Jude Todd, Writing
Patrick (time4respect) True, Copier Program
Anna Tsing, Anthropology
Slawek Tulaczyk, Earth Sciences
Brett Uhler, Student, Community Studies
Su-hua Wang, Psychology
Michael Warren, Literature (Emeritus)
Richard Wasserstrom, Prof. Emeritus, Philosophy
Robert Weil, Sociology and College Eight
David Wellman, Community Studies
Linda Werner, Computer Science
Rob Wilson, Literature
Stephen Wright, Psychology
Karen Yamashita, Literature/Creative Writing
Pat Zavella, Latin American and Latino Studies
Abby Zeiser, Psychology

The names above were signed on or before April 27, 2005. A hardcopy of this letter has been set to Chancellor Denton.
 

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Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

"Can we say that these councilmembers are out of step with the times?"

Are they? I'd hardly say the faculty and students of the city on the hill are always in line with the views of the rest of the county.
 

Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

were lecturers included in this petition?

i recognize many professors names, however, others are (sadly) missing...
 

where's the staff on this petition?

looks to me like this is a academic vs. staff signers. I certainly don't see any admin here, and not anyone from the colleges or student affairs or housing or residential life. How ironic that the very people entrusted with the safety of students and student life on campus don't feel safe enough to stand up against brutalizing students by riot police or by upper level administrators authorizing the police to choke students. very STRANGE. are these people so afraid of losing their jobs?
 

Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

yes, the irony is unnerving....

but regardless of who did NOT sign, i express sincere thanks to those who did. it is encouraging that the faculty will stand up in defense of the students. many tenured professors signed this petition - they surely have influence in this school. their four "demands" (for lack of a better term) are right on; i hope we seen them enacted
 

How do students sign?

Tent univeristy confuses me but students shouldn't be hurt at the base of campus. Student governemnt at UCSC should talk about this. Having professors sign a petition is great and some of them I hope to take classes from once I finally get done with all my lower division stuff. But where are the student governements here? At my college they plan dances and I called my colleges activity director because that's who they told me is in charge of supervising the students. But I couldn't find out from my college where to go and how to protest this from a student level. The activities lady didn't know. They weren't very helpful and seemed afraid to talk about it. Is there a central place were students can sign a petition like this? This one seems to only be for professors.
 

good start with critique

Good start. The faculty is trying to take some sort of control of UCSC from who is really running it now, non-faculty. Old time alum remember a time when faculty had control over much of UCSC, the colleges were actual centers of control rather than the mere service centers they are now. I notice that much of the faculty signing this letter is from the liberal arts, humanities, arts, not as much from the physical science and engineering area. I notice a concilliatory tone rather than a plea for any investigation as to how this event was conducted. Compare what Mr True is demanding and his actions to support his demands. Mr. True's is actually undergoing a hunger strike and demanding answers and accountability rather than just pleading for future understanding. I hope some faculty members will stand by Mr. True's example and step up their demands for an investigation or at least answers to the vexing events of last week!
 

Re: Letter to Chancellor Denton and EVC Kliger from UCSC Faculty and Staff

FYI...most lecturers probably did not receive this. I didn't get it until after it was too late to add my name.
 

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