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1st email: a request by members of SQE to present on an issue that directly affects SFSU students.
2nd email: a warning from admin not to allow SQE’s presentation.
So what do you think? Should we invite SQE into our classroom?
Dear Professors:
We would like to ask for 5-10 minutes of your class time for us to inform our peers about the Governor’s proposal to place unit caps on the amount of classes students can take.
If passed, this would unfairly force students to pay “the full cost of instruction” if they exceed certain unit cap limits.  This could affect many students, including transfer students, double majors, high-unit majors, and any student who had to take other courses because they were unable to get the classes they needed for their major.
If you’re interested, please fill out the form below, and e-mail it back tosfsu.sqe@gmail.com as soon as possible.  We will then follow-up with you about scheduling a date for the presentation.
Thank you for your support.
Jocelyn Polanco
Joseph Enriquez
Megan Emme
Students for Quality Education
Supported by California Faculty Association
Dear Faculty,
 
It has come to our attention that some faculty may have received requests to schedule class time for a presentation or discussion about a current political issue regarding caps on number of course units.
 
This is a reminder that CSU resources and class time are to be used for instructional purposes only. If you receive such a request you may inform the requestor that political activity during instructional time is not permissible and that class time may not be used for political campaigning.
 
Regards,
 
Sacha Bunge
Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development
 
Lori Gentles
Associate Vice President, Human Resources, Safety & Risk Management

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On Friday, at the order of UC Davis chancellor Linda Katehi, campus police gassed students. I leave it to you to decide how these images make you feel. But be sure to watch this clip to the end.

Nathan Brown, professor of English, responds with an open letter demanding Katehi’s resignation: http://bicyclebarricade.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/open-letter-to-chancellor-linda-p-b-katehi/

Lt. John Pike, the officer who gassed the students, can be reached at japikeiii@ucdavis.edu

Linda Katehi, current though perhaps not future chancellor of UC Davis, can be reached at chancellor@ucdavis.edu