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29/AS/11//SEC - Resolution in Support of UC Students and Faculty Right to Peaceably Assemble

29/AS/11//SEC - Resolution in Support of UC Students and Faculty Right to Peaceably Assemble

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In a special academic senate meeting on November 22 CSU Stanislaus passed the following resolution condemning the brutal police attacks on UC Berkeley and UC Davis protestors and supporting the right of free peaceful assembly.
In a special academic senate meeting on November 22 CSU Stanislaus passed the following resolution condemning the brutal police attacks on UC Berkeley and UC Davis protestors and supporting the right of free peaceful assembly.

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Published by: Christopher De Vries on Nov 24, 2011
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29/AS/11/SEC — Resolution in Support of UC Studentsand Faculty Right to Peaceably Assemble
Sense of the SenateNovember 20, 2011
Be it Resolved:
That the Academic Senate, California State University, Stanislaus supportsthe rights of students and faculty at the University of California campuses andat all college campuses, especially those in California, to peaceably assembleand freely express their opinions in public spaces; and be it further
Resolved:
That the Academic Senate, CSU Stanislaus condemns the brutal and unne­cessary actions taken by police at UC Davis on November 18, and at UCBerkeley on November 9 against peaceful protesters; and be it further
Resolved:
That the Academic Senate, CSU Stanislaus support the UC Davis Faculty As­sociation’s call for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Katehi, who au­thorized the police action against UC Davis protesters; and be it further
Resolved:
That the Academic Senate, CSU Stanislaus reiterate that an academic com­munity is a community based on free and open discourse in which question­ing authority is not only accepted, but encouraged; and be it further
Resolved
:That this statement be distributed to all campus chancellors in the Universityof California System as well as all campus presidents in the California StateUniversity System, the Board of Regents of the University of California, theBoard of Trustees of the California State University, and the Academic Sen­ate of the California State University.
Rationale:
The
Joint Statement on Rights and Freedoms of Students 
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adoptedby the American Association of University Professors, the American Associationof University Administrators, the United States Student Association, and the As­sociation of American Colleges and Universities recognizes thatAcademic institutions exist for the transmission of knowledge, the pursuitof truth, the development of students, and the general wellbeing of soci­ety. Free inquiry and free expression are indispensable to the attainmentof these goals. As members of the academic community, students shouldbe encouraged to develop the capacity for critical judgment and to engagein a sustained and independent search for truth.Further, as part of achieving this purpose, the statement goes on to state thatStudents and student organizations should be free to examine and dis­cuss all questions of interest to them and to express opinions publicly andprivately. They should always be free to support causes by orderly means1

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