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First Muslim student regent approved by UC board
The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 17, 2013 | Larry Gordon

Posted on 07/17/2013 3:44:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The UC regents voted Wednesday to appoint a UC Berkeley student government leader as the next student regent, despite strong opposition from some Jewish and pro-Israel groups angered by her past advocacy of divesting university funds from Israel.

Sadia Saifuddin, who will be the first Muslim to be student regent, won approval of all the regents except for Richard Blum, who abstained. He said he was concerned her nomination to be the student voice on the board in 2014-15 was too divisive and that he did not know enough about her views.

But other regents said they thought Saifuddin would be able to represent students of all backgrounds and ethnicities and that her past activism on the divestment issue should not disqualify her from holding a seat on the university’s governing board.

They pointed to her other activities in seeking to improve student life and financial aid and noted she had the support of many Jewish students.

As a senator in UC Berkeley’s student government, Saifuddin co-sponsored a controversial student resolution that called for the UC system to divest from companies that do business with the Israeli military in its occupation of Palestinian territory....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; education; islam; politicalcorrectness

1 posted on 07/17/2013 3:44:46 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What about separation of church and state?


2 posted on 07/17/2013 3:48:08 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: oldbrowser

Defund... the U.C. system!!


3 posted on 07/17/2013 4:00:36 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
she had the support of many Jewish students.

useful idiots.

4 posted on 07/17/2013 4:02:52 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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