USAC Elections: Candidate Statements on Jewish Community and Anti-Semitism

Ha’Am reached out to USAC candidates and asked them, if elected, how they would represent the Jewish community at the student government council table. Introductions and voting solicitations have been redacted. Candidate statements have not been otherwise edited. Contested offices:…

In Unanimous Vote, UCLA Student Association Backs NSJP Conference

In a unanimous vote, 11 members of UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC) voted in favor of a resolution which affirmed the 1st Amendment right of National Students for Justice in Palestine (NSJP) to hold a conference at the UCLA…

UCLA’s USAC Passed a Resolution in Support of the 2018 NSJP Conference. Here’s the footage:

USAC meeting on November 13th, 2018 discussing A RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EQUALIZED ACCESS TO UCLA FOR NON-COMMERCIAL SPEECH EVENTS; SPECIFICALLY IN REGARDS TO SJP. Part one. USAC meeting discussing policy and NSJP at UCLA. Part 1. Posted by Ha'Am News…

Editorial: USAC Election Endorsements

The editorial board of Ha’Am News is proud to endorse the candidacy of Ms. Arielle Yael Mokhtarzadeh and Mr. Aaron Boudaie for the 2016-2017 Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC). Ms. Mokhtarzadeh, seeking election as the USAC’S president, would bring extensive…

Two years later: Q&A with former USAC president David Bocarsly

Photo courtesy of David Bocarsly ________________ David Bocarsly is a former Undergraduate Student Association Council member who served as General Representative from 2011-2012 and USAC’s 100th president during 2012-2013. He is currently in New York finishing a 9-month Coro Fellowship…

What this year’s USAC election results mean for the Jewish students

Now that the results of the USAC election are in, Jewish Bruins have begun to contemplate what the upcoming 2015-2016 term will look like. For the first time since 2012, the Bruins United slate has garnered majority representation in student…

Submission: Sofia Moreno Haq still fails to recognize her own anti-Semitism

(Photo courtesy of Daniel Alcazar / Daily Bruin) _____________________________________________ Written by Tammy Rubin, fourth-year human biology and society major, and Elyssa Schlossberg, fourth-year psychobiology major. Sometimes, the best response is a simple apology. On February 10th, 2015 in one of…

USAC candidates’ intentions to represent the Jewish community

(Graphic courtesy of Madeleine Isaacs / Daily Bruin Senior Staff) ______________________________________ Following recent events surrounding the Undergraduate Students Association Council and the Jewish community, many Jewish students have felt marginalized and unrepresented by their student government. Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions,…

From proxy to president: concerns about USAC Presidential Candidate Morris Sarafian

Photo courtesy of Austin Yu / Daily Bruin Senior Staff ____________________________________________________ Ha’Am, as well as many major national media outlets, have discussed ad nauseam the anti-Semitic comments and/or troubling voting record of USAC council members Fabienne Roth, Negeen Sadeghi-Movahed, Sofia…

Resolution condemning anti-Semitism passes at UCLA with 12-0-0 vote

On Tuesday, Mar. 10, UCLA’s Undergraduate Students Association Council voted on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. The resolution was drafted by leaders in the Jewish Bruin community, and gained support via signatures from 17 organizations across campus — including Hillel at…