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UC Davis uses Towson-based firm used to scrub online image

UC Davis uses Towson-based firm used to scrub online image

UC Davis paid at least $175,000 to consultants, including a Towson-based firm, to clean up its online image after students and alumni were pepper sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest in 2011.

Newly released documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee show the university worked with Nevins & Associates and other firms to clean up both its own image and that of Chancellor Linda Katehi.

UC Davis worked with Nevins & Associates on a six-month contract that paid $15,000 a month, according to a copy of the contract. That contract was signed in January 2013, just a few months...

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