Student regent is unfit for job

By From page A6 | July 23, 2013

It is troubling that the University of California Board of Regents appointed as its 2014-15 student member a UC Berkeley student senator primarily known for her anti-Israel actions.

Sadia Saifuddin promoted the divestment of university funds from companies that do business with Israel and demonized a UC Santa Cruz lecturer who stands up for Israel. Granted that she appears to be likeable, tolerant and highly respected on her campus, according to news accounts, Saifuddin still has a bias that does not make her a fit representative for the 200,000-plus UC students on nine campuses.

With a field of 30 student applicants for the post, surely the regents could have done better.

Al Sokolow


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