Posts Tagged ‘Janet Napolitano’


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Advanced Waste Studies in the UC System


Wednesday August 2nd, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 4:51am PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, the University of California at Davis garnered national attention in 2011 when campus cops pepper-sprayed students peacefully demonstrating against tuition hikes. The ensuing lawsuits cost taxpayers more than $1 million, most of it going to crony consultants. No UCD administrators got fired, least of all chancellor Linda Katehi, who also came…
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$5 Million Flowing to University of California Gun Snoops


Tuesday May 30th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:09am PDT   •   0 Comments

While beating the drum for tuition hikes, University of California president Janet Napolitano maintained a secret slush fund of $175 million and tried to block an investigation by state auditors. That was okay with the University of California regents, who hailed the leadership of the former Arizona governor and Department of Homeland Security boss….
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UC Regents Reinforce the Rot


Friday May 19th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 3:27pm PDT   •   0 Comments

As we noted, University of California president Janet Napolitano has been beating the drum for tuition hikes while maintaining a secret slush fund of $175 million, California’s state auditor recently revealed. As Republican assemblyman Dante Acosta pointed out, Napolitano’s office spent the hidden money “on things such as administrator bonuses and renovating the homes…
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University of California’s Hidden Money Trick


Wednesday April 26th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:08am PDT   •   3 Comments

When we last checked in with the University of California they were spending $504 million, more than half a billion dollars, on a computer system that was supposed to cost $156 million. The UCPath project costs taxpayers three times as much as announced, and remains four years behind schedule. UC president Janet Napolitano also…
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UC Computer Caper Triples Costs for Taxpayers


Thursday April 20th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:22am PDT   •   4 Comments

In recent years the University of California has been hiking tuition, and when students at UC Davis held a peaceful protest, campus police pepper sprayed them. The ensuing $1 million settlement was mostly waste, with attorneys and consultants cashing in on every hand. In response to funding cuts, the bloated UC bureaucracy began to…
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How Government Abuse Generates Waste – and Absurdity


Monday August 19th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:43am PDT   •   1 Comment

Its academic reputation may fall short of Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford, but the University of California at Davis boasts a fine department of viticulture and enology. UC Davis also teaches how abuse can generate waste. The UC system, now headed by former Homeland Security boss Janet Napolitano, a politician and bureaucrat with no academic…
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