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Discrimination Prevention July 19, 2016

Viewpoint Neutrality

Jerry Kang
Jerry Kang

An investigation report completed by UCLA’s Discrimination Prevention Office has leaked to the Daily Bruin and was today produced under a public records request. It’s about a hot button issue: divestment from Israel. For multiple reasons, I’m wary about commenting on a report that we did not publicly release. But misunderstandings are spreading. And if this past year as Vice Chancellor has taught me anything, it is to embrace transparency and to meet challenges head-on.

Equal Learning Environment June 9, 2016

Trans Photo

Jerry Kang
Jerry Kang

You may have already seen it: a photo of smiling college students holding up posters saying, “Get your agenda out of my bathroom!” “There are only two genders!” “Transgenderism is a mental disorder!” I’m hoping that like me, the students in the photograph remain open to change. Perhaps decades later, when this photo resurfaces on some Internet search, they will recall this moment with regret, for having been needlessly cruel.

Equal Learning Environment April 19, 2016

Dialogue Over Demagoguery

Jerry Kang
Jerry Kang

Back in November 2015, someone put up hostile posters that targeted two student organizations — the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Although posted anonymously, an outside provocateur named David Horowitz eventually took credit.

Equal Learning Environment March 21, 2016

Principles Against Intolerance

Jerry Kang
Jerry Kang

The Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance recently released its Final Report. Responses are coming in fast and furious, across multiple media. It’s a good time for another CrossCheck. Most important, here’s the actual Report.

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News October 17, 2016

VC Kang quoted in The New York Times, "PEN Warns That College Students See Cries of 'Free Speech' as a Cudgel"

Vice Chancellor Kang was quoted in The New York Times about the recently released report from PEN America, regarding the growing perception among young people that cries of "free speech" are too often used as a cudgel against them.

Events October 25, 2016

Faculty Search Committee Briefing

Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Scott Waugh has announced that all members of a search committee must receive a Faculty Search Committee Briefing. To RSVP for a faculty search briefing, email Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at FacDiversity@conet.ucla.edu.

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