L'affaire Peevey: Declining Isn't Always the Wisest Choice
Why not hit the "answer" button?
We have previously posted about the Peevey scandal which seems to have drifted from Berkeley to UCLA. The San Diego Union-Tribune carries this excerpt: ...The
next week, two days before a key hearing over the proposed San Onofre
settlement, the director of the California Center for Sustainable
Communities at UCLA sent Peevey a “concept proposal SONGS,” according to
emails obtained from the university. “We
are at your disposal for further clarifications or modifications as you
might find necessary,” center director Stephanie Pincetl wrote May 12.
“Thank you for soliciting this work initiative.” Photos
posted on the UCLA website show Peevey visited the campus and met with
Pincetl in May 2013, less than two months after his secret meeting in
Poland. Documents show he met with her and others in December 2013. In
an interview with U-T San Diego last month, Pincetl could not explain
how she knew about the San Onofre funds months before the grant
opportunity was made public. Pincetl and UCLA officials have declined to answer follow-up questions or provide a copy of her proposal...
eventually agreed to provide the research funding —$4 million for each
of five years from its corporate foundation and $1 million annually from
minority plant owner San Diego Gas & Electric. With Peevey out of
power, UCLA is on tap to receive about a fourth of the money. UCLA officials did not respond to an inquiry this week about whether Peevey remains on the Luskin Center board.