But the university took “this action with deep reluctance.”
The University of Michigan canceled the vote on two anti-Israel resolutions after students hijacked the school’s listserv and urged the students to support the referendums.
- Assembly Resolution 13-025: “The Central Student Government requests the University of Michigan, a leading educational institution home to a diverse population of students, to take an educated and non-discriminatory stance on violence and systems of apartheid, especially given recent developments in Israel and Palestine. The resolution will also call on the University to investigate their investments in any apartheid regime in the world.”
- Assembly Resolution 13-026: “The University of Michigan must uphold its responsibility to support the Michigan community in mind and body as a leading educational institution home to a diverse population of students. Given recent developments in Israel and Gaza, it is imperative that the University understands the personal impact these events are having on students across campus. As such, the University needs to seek out opportunities to bridge students together in this time of increased division and tension.”
Stop Antisemitism tweeted that the culprits are affiliated with SAFE (a Students for Justice in Palestine affiliate).
The school determined the emails “constitutes an inappropriate use of the University’s email system and a significant violation of Standard Practice Guide 601.07.
Violations and sanctions include:
- “Violations of this policy may result in disciplinary action up to and including suspension or revocation of computer accounts and access to networks, non-reappointment, discharge, dismissal, and/or legal action.”
- “In addition to U-M disciplinary actions, individuals may be personally subject to criminal or civil prosecution and sanctions if they engage in unlawful behavior related to applicable federal and state laws.”
Here is the email that was sent to all students from SAFE as a result of their theft. pic.twitter.com/tA7ju7ObWT
— StopAntisemitism (@StopAntisemites) November 29, 2023
Timothy G. Lynch, Michigan’s vice president and general counsel, alerted the students about the cancellation while calling out the perpetrators and the Central School Government (CSG).
The school told the CSG about the hack. What did CSG say or do about the emails?
“CSG declined to address this threat to the integrity of the election results,” wrote Lynch.
Sounds like CSG cares a lot about non-tainted votes!
Despite the CSG’s attitude towards the hack, Michigan chose “to cancel the portion of the election process for these two resolutions.”
“We take this action with deep reluctance,” mourned Lynch. “But the extraordinary, unprecedented interference with the CSG ballot process requires the significant action we take today.”DONATE
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