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  • Letters to the editor: UC’s dilemma, The Shabbos Project traffic jam, RCA and more

    3 weeks ago

    First Step: Naming the Problem

    Thank you for running the excellent column by professor Judea Pearl (“The UC’s New Dilemma: To Name or Not to Name,” Nov. 6). His comments are perfectly succinct. As a parent of four UC students, current and alumni, we have personally felt the ugly...

  • UC Regents reject statement of principles of intolerance

    By Jared Sichel

    September 24, 2015 | 8:50 am

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a formal definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected the “Statement of Principles...

  • UC regents reject much-hyped ‘principles of intolerance.’ Napolitano: ‘More work needs to be done’

    By Jared Sichel

    September 17, 2015 | 5:40 pm

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected a “Statement of Principles Against...

  • Proposed U. of California tolerance statement rapped for lack of focus on anti-Semitism

    September 11, 2015 | 11:27 am

    The University of California Board of Regents will review a new statement of “principles against intolerance,” despite calls from the campus Jewish community that want a more specific focus on anti-Semitism.

    The proposed statement of principles that the board is set to discuss at...

  • The University of California should stand for free speech

    June 24, 2015 | 12:36 pm

    On the surface, the UC system adopting a definition of anti-Semitism seems like a no-brainer. After all, the University should oppose all forms of racism and discrimination, and have meaningful definitions to guide its policies of enforcement. However, the definition of...

  • Should a major university system have a particular definition of anti-Semitism?

    June 22, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    That’s what is being asked of the University of California’s Board of Regents. Two dozen groups, lead by the “AMCHA Initiative,” want the regents to adopt the definition used by the U.S Department of State. UC’s president, Janet Napolitano, has endorsed the idea.

    Clearly there...

  • Campus Anti-Semitism at UC and Stanford

    May 26, 2015 | 10:28 am

    So far as we are concerned, Berkeley’s Golden Bears have already won the Stanford Axe, the trophy in their annual “Big Game” with the Cardinals, despite the fact that college football season is still months away.

    Our reason: the contrast between recent actions of the presidents...

  • UC President Janet Napolitano wants UC to regard some anti-Israel views as anti-Semitic

    By Jared Sichel

    May 21, 2015 | 12:11 pm

    On the final day of a meeting in San Francisco among the University of California’s Board of Regents, UC President Janet Napolitano said in a radio interview with 90.9 WBUR in Boston that her “personal view” is that the UC should adopt the State Department’s definition of...

  • Univ. of California alumni call for steps to curb campus anti-Semitism

    May 21, 2015 | 11:40 am

    More than 500 alumni of the University of California called on the system’s president and Board of Regents to address the “rising tide of anti-Jewish bigotry at the UC.”

    The alumni wrote in the open letter published Wednesday in the Daily Bruin, the student newspaper of the...

  • Studying abroad in Israel: Safe and life-changing

    August 6, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    When Ariel Brotman studied abroad in Israel two years ago, her most memorable lessons didn’t take place in the classroom.  

    Brotman, who graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, this spring, attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem from September 2012 to January...

  • Don’t dismiss California system’s fights over Israel divestment

    July 31, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Experts disagree about who first observed, “academic politics is so vicious because the stakes are so low,” but when it comes to the ongoing student debates about divestment in companies doing business with Israel, the sentence is only half true. The conflicts have been remarkably...

  • Avi Oved: A new Jewish student leader

    By Avishay Artsy

    May 28, 2014 | 4:50 pm

    Abraham “Avi” Oved, a Jewish student at UCLA, has been nominated to become the 2015-2016 student regent on the University of California Board of Regents.

    If the nomination is approved — the Board of Regents will vote at its July meeting — Oved will work alongside the first Muslim...

  • Student leader in BDS movement up for regent post in Calif. system

    July 16, 2013 | 1:07 pm

    A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, is a candidate for student regent in the University of California system.

    Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, is up against two other students for a regents post in...

  • BDS campaign spreads with little effect

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    The multinational boycott campaign targeting Israel, aimed at stopping the country’s perceived injustices against Palestinians, has a venerable history, but the movement showed a new spurt of activism this month.

    Most of the attention has focused on the University of California...

  • The truth about UC Campuses

    March 8, 2012 | 11:02 am

    Feb. 3 was a historic day for the University of California and its Hillels. On that day, UC President Mark Yudof met with all of the UC Hillel directors in his office in Oakland to discuss our observations regarding how Israel is faring on campus, how the Jewish community perceives...

  • Israeli flag vandalized at California university

    March 8, 2012 | 10:29 am

    An Israeli flag belonging to a Jewish student group was defaced with the word “terrorists” at the University of California, Riverside.

    The word was scrawled in pencil near the center of the flag, which was displayed on a hallway bulletin board outside the campus Hillel office,...

  • Inflammatory Charges…and Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm

    Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.

    Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate that

    the gap in achievement...
  • UC Berkeley Gets Institute for Jewish Law and Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 24, 2011 | 7:24 am

    Less than a year after the student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell one vote short of pushing through a bill to divest from American companies providing materials to the Israeli military, UC Berkeley’s School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 24, announced the...

  • Pro-Israel Voices Get Their Turn at UC Irvine

    June 1, 2010 | 6:37 pm

    The main student thoroughfare at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), was transformed into a Middle Eastern street festival last week as hundreds of students from diverse backgrounds gathered for iFest, a celebration of Israel organized by Anteaters for Israel, the campus’...

  • UC to reopen study in Israel; Brandeis offers summer prep program

    December 3, 2008 | 9:34 pm

    UC to Reopen Study in Israel

    Officials at the University of California are talking with their counterparts at Hebrew University of Jerusalem about reopening the UC's study abroad program there for Fall 2009.

    The program was suspended in 2002 after Israel made the U.S. State...

  • Quiet war on campus: Israel remains under attack despite fewer public protests

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 21, 2008 | 1:28 am

    The Anteaters for Israel began setup at 7 a.m., long before most students at University of California Irvine (UCI -- home of the Anteaters) had even crawled out of bed. Midterms be damned; the 60th anniversary of the modern Jewish state was a day away, and they wanted to celebrate....
  • The Basketball Diaries

    By Carin Davis

    March 7, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Two standout Jewish hoop stars headlining the Pac-10 basketball tournament? It's all part of March Madness. David Bluthenthal, USC's 22-year-old small forward, and Amit Tamir, UC Berkeley's 22-year-old forward/center, each look to lead their team to the conference title at the March...