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UC campuses want more autonomy from Napolitano's office, study says

LOS ANGELES - University of California President Janet Napolitano took the helm of the nation's top public research university five years ago as a tough and seasoned politician and former Cabinet member in the Obama administration.

Her take-charge style and ambitions to make a mark startled some campus leaders accustomed to more low-key academics. But their sentiments were not always communicated to the top - and when the state auditor tried to assess campus views in a review of Napolitano's office published last year, two of the president's aides tampered with the surveys. The interference sparked a political uproar and prompted Napolitano to apologize publicly.

Now campus leaders have spoken up - and say they

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