Divestment Resolution Distorts Student Voice

Dear Editor,

As an active UCSD alumnus from Revelle College, I am appalled that — even after six hours of emotional debate Wednesday night — the student government still did not have the clarity to recognize hatred masked in the disguise of divestment, and proceeded to reject the proposed anti-Israel bill outright. The bill violates the rights of thousands of UCSD students who have no choice but to pay their student fees, and they are legally entitled to be assured that these mandatory fees are not used to empower the political aims of an extremist and hostile group that seeks to promote one-sided propaganda against Israel. Student fees must be invested in a non-discriminatory way without regard to the political whims of a block of students. This could become a legal battle over the rights of all students.

—David Alpern

UCSD alumnus, 1990