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UC Berkeley Student Govt Drops Plan to Rescind Funding for College Republicans

UC Berkeley Student Govt Drops Plan to Rescind Funding for College Republicans

“Berkeley College Republicans is a valued student organization in good standing”

https://youtu.be/H3GEKCFpPCM

Someone must have figured out how bad this idea would look in practice.

Campus Reform reports:

Berkeley College Republicans survive threat to cut funding

The University of California-Berkeley student government has rescinded a proposal that would have reallocated all College Republicans funding to the Black Student Union.

The Finance Committee Chair for the Associated Students of the University of California Senate (ASUC), Nuha Khalfay, confirmed to Campus Reform that the motion to reallocate BCR funding to the BSU had been rescinded, citing legal concerns as the reason for taking the motion off of the table.

As Campus Reform originally reported, ASUC Senator Rizza Estacio put forward a motion late last month to amend the budget allocations given to student organizations by eliminating the $1,000 given to the BCRs and turning the entire sum over to the BSU.

Estacio claimed that the BCRs “have violated a lot of, like, lead center rules during like free speech week,” arguing that as result, the BCR’s do not deserve funding from the ASUC.

However, Dan Mogulof, the assistant vice chancellor for UC-Berkeley, told Campus Reform that the BCR group is in good standing.

“I have no idea what the senator was referring to when he claimed the BCR has violated campus policies,” said Mogulof. “As far as the University’s administration is concerned the Berkeley College Republicans is a valued student organization in good standing.”

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Comments

daniel_ream | May 8, 2018 at 9:52 pm

Estacio claimed that the BCRs “have violated a lot of, like, lead center rules during like free speech week,” arguing that as result, the BCR’s do not deserve funding from the ASUC.

I argue that as a result of Estacio’s inability to speak like a coherent adult he does not deserve a degree from UCB.

How can this “professor” defend free speech when he’s trying to deny free speech to an organization he disagrees with. Don’t leftists ever get this message: free speech is for everyone, not just them.

    Milhouse in reply to MyOpinion3. | May 9, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Um, what? Which professor do you allege tried to deny free speech to an organization he disagrees with? And what is the basis for this allegation?

harleycowboy | May 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm

“…citing legal concerns as the reason for taking the motion off of the table.”

That was the only reason. Freedom of speech had nothing to do with it unfortunately.

“Nuha Khalfay, confirmed to Campus Reform that the motion to reallocate BCR funding to the BSU had been rescinded, citing legal concerns as the reason for taking the motion off of the table.”

Translation … “we would if we could if it were not for the threat of legal action”

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