UC regents chair defends proposed principles against intolerance

As reported by the Los Angeles Times:

On the eve of what is expected to be a contentious debate over a proposed new UC policy statement on bias and free speech, the head of the UC regents board defended what are called “principles against intolerance” on Wednesday.

Regents chairwoman Monica Lozano said the proposed principles, which condemn ethnic, religious and gender bias, “reflect the university’s core values of respect, inclusion, academic freedom and a free and open exchange of ideas.”

The statement’s purpose, she said, “is to provide a framework for prompt and effective response to reports of intolerant behavior and for reinforcement of the university’s bedrock values.”

Lozano spoke at the regents meeting, which is being held …

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