UC Regents Statement on Divestment

University of California

Statement on Divestment

Russell Gould, Chairman, Board of Regents

Sherry L. Lansing, Vice Chair, Board of Regents

Mark G. Yudof, President of the University

Recently, there have been two bills put forward for a vote before student organizations within the University of California that call on the University to divest from companies doing business with Israel.  Understandably, these bills have received considerable attention from the public and the media. Continue reading

“It’s only an hour away,”

Pointing to UCLA, which recently inaugurated an Israeli studies program “to educate people about the Middle East in a fair and balanced way,” (UC Regent) Lansing urged Drake to visit the Los Angeles school and learn about the program.”

U. of Calif. addresses campus hate, but some draw line on Oren incident

By Sue Fishkoff · March 25, 2010

(JTA) The University of California announced a series of measures designed to prevent hate violence and racism on campus, but some speakers at a meeting devoted to the violence said the recent heckling of Israel’s ambassador at UC Irvine, which resulted in 11 arrests, was a display of free speech, not a hate crime. Read more »

Yudoff: “Whenever one of these vile acts occurs, we will act”… Will the regents continue to “act” like they are doing something or will they actualy do something about it?

(“The acts of racial hatred occurred on UC campuses in San Diego, Irvine, and Davis. They targeted African American, Jewish, Latino, and homosexual students.”– Regent Eddie Island)

UC Regents Condemn Recent Campus Hate Crimes

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — The University of California regents came out Wednesday in San Francisco to denounce several acts of racism that have occurred on at least three campuses in recent weeks and outline steps to prevent future incidents. Continue reading