University of California system considering a move to ban political speech

The University of California is considering a proposal to bar academic departments from posting political statements on their homepages.

The board of regents is set to vote as early as Wednesday on the proposal, which would require any political statement issued by a department to adhere to stricter guidelines. The policy would affect all 10 University of California schools. 

Political statements are currently allowed on campuses so long as they do not comment on electoral politics. The new proposal would limit department pages from posting only “day-to-day operations,” such as course descriptions and campus events. Opinions would be allowed on other university websites, but those would need a disclaimer that they are not endorsed by the university.

The proposal is seen as a response to rising antisemitism on campuses in the wake of Hamas’s Oct. 7 attack on Israel.
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