Monday, November 30, 2015

Critics of Academia as God-Forsaken Don't Read the Bruin

Daily Bruin op ed: Some problems are so easy to fix that there’s almost no excuse for their existence. The lack of a nondiscriminatory prayer and meditation space at UCLA is one of these problems. For years, it seemed as if the prayer space has been used as a political promise by Undergraduate Students Association Council candidates of all types – from former Internal Vice President Avinoam Baral to current General Representative Aaliya Khan. Now, it seems like something may be happening. In April, USAC officers voted unanimously on a resolution that called on the administration to establish an on-campus, nondenominational prayer and meditation space. Earlier this month, Khan presented a proposal for the space at an Associated Students UCLA services committee meeting. The discussion about the proposal will continue at the next ASUCLA’s board of directors meeting on Dec. 4. It’s good that the discussion is moving forward, as the creation of an open prayer and meditation space is long overdue...

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