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U. of California Won’t Support State Lawmakers’ Anti-Semitism Resolution

The California State Assembly on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution urging colleges to crack down on incidents of campus anti-Semitism, but University of California officials said the institution would remain neutral on the measure because it raises First Amendment concerns, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. The nonbinding resolution says that “no public resources will be allowed to be used for anti-Semitic or any intolerant agitation” and calls on college leaders to condemn anti-Semitic acts on their campuses. Its passage follows the publication of a controversial report that details the experiences of Jewish students on six of the system’s campuses. After that document was published, the university’s president, Mark G. Yudof, said that its recommendations were meant to ensure that the campuses “are welcoming to a broad diversity of students, faculty, and staff.”

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