A Note from Mark Yudof’s Office
The communications folks at the University of California home office, in Oakland, have seen this blog and has asked for a clarification regarding the points President Mark Yudof made while speaking with leaders of the Orange County Jewish community. This is what they asked me to clarify on behalf of Yudof:
- “If any individuals are found, after due process, to have violated campus standards, then it’s up to the campus to determine appropriate discipline. The UC president doesn’t have a role in that.”
- “It’s up to law enforcement authorities to determine, after due process, whether those arrested should be prosecuted.”
- “The First Amendment doesn’t protect those who seek to drown out the speech of others. Speech is generally subject to time, place and manner restrictions.”
- “Jewish students at UC Irvine – or other campuses – are not marginalized. They’re an integral, vibrant part of the UC community. The Jewish Federation of Orange County, Hillel and other Jewish groups have led the nation in innovative and creative programs to create a welcoming environment for Jewish students at Irvine and to bridge the divide between Jewish and Muslim students. I applaud their efforts and the collaborative relationship they have established with Chancellor Drake and other campus leaders.”
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