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published on April 15, 2016 - 11:29 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

(AP) — Some California lawmakers want the head of the University of California, Davis to quit over the school’s public relations spending after students were pepper-sprayed.


The Sacramento Bee reported Friday that at least seven state lawmakers are calling for the resignation of school Chancellor Linda Katehi.

The demands follow reports by the newspaper that the school paid image consultants at least $175,000 to try to clean up the online image of the university and Katehi after the 2011 incident.

UC Davis officials say the school was working to ensure it was fairly portrayed online.

School officials did not immediately return calls for comment on the resignation demands.


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