UC Postpones Vote on Faculty Speech

The University of California has put the skids on a controversial proposal to restrict political speech by faculty members on university websites.

The proposal, which stemmed from controversy over the Israel-Hamas war, was supposed to come up for a vote Wednesday. That vote has now been delayed until May.

The UC system’s Academic Senate opposes the policy on free speech grounds. It explicitly asked the board of regents to reject or at least delay the vote.

Regent Jay Sures said the postponement will give people time to submit comments on the proposal.

“The Academic Senate will do their thing. We’ll hear everyone’s point of view. We’ll modify if we need to modify. And maybe we could just personally commit that we’ll vote in the next meeting.”

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