Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Regents May Not Want to Hear More Controversy...

But the next meeting in mid-July - as we noted in a prior blog posting* - may be more contentious than they would prefer:

The University of California Student Association will hold a meeting to discuss allegations against a Jewish student nominated to serve as a regent for the statewide university system.  UCSA’s board agreed Saturday to hold an emergency meeting to look into the allegations against Avi Oved, a UCLA student and the student regent-designate nominee for the larger University of California system.

Amal Ali, a former president of Students for Justice in Palestine at U.C. Riverside, had alleged at Saturday’s UCSA board meeting that Oved failed to disclose a UCLA student government campaign donation from a pro-Israel philanthropist... Ali pointed to an April 2013 email purportedly sent by Oved to philanthropist Adam Milstein thanking him for what was described as a “generous donation.”...  Milstein wrote Monday on Twitter that neither he nor his foundation had given money to Oved or Bruins United...

Full story at

Somewhat related is this piece by former UC prez Yudof:

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