Saturday, November 26, 2011

UC San Diego Statement on Police Responses to Protests

University of California
San Diego
CAMPUS NOTICE


                   OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR

            OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR
                       ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

              ACADEMIC SENATE: SAN DIEGO DIVISION


November 23, 2011

ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF
ALL STUDENTS

SUBJECT: Commitment to Free Speech and Peaceful Assembly

Dear Members of our UC San Diego Community:

We share the widely expressed outrage at the violent responses to peaceful
demonstrations on our sister University of California campuses. The alarming
images are a stark reminder of our need for vigilance in protecting the rights
of free speech and the freedom to conduct peaceful protests.  Our University
must guard those rights.

We fully endorse the UC Academic Council’s statements relayed to President
Mark Yudof and we strongly support the President’s actions to thoroughly
review policing policies and protocols.  UC Academic Council's statements
may be accessed at the following website address:

    http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/senate/reports/

A healthy intellectual climate at UC San Diego relies on civil discourse
and respectful behavior by all community members. Our campus is steadfast
in our resolve to protect the fundamental rights of free speech and peaceful
assembly.

Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor

Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor

Joel Sobel
Academic Senate: San Diego Division
Chair