From the UCLA Faculty Association blog:
From Inside Higher Ed today:
The chancellor of the University of California at San Diego has issued a statement on the American Studies Association’s resolution backing the boycott of Israeli higher education institutions. “We affirm the right of the faculty to advance their scholarship and research through open dialogue with academic colleagues in all countries,” Pradeep K. Khosla said. “UC San Diego faculty collaborations draw on richly diverse ideas and views around the globe, including in the Middle East. Excluding scholars limits discussion and conflicts with the University of California’s highest aspirations."Source: http://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/12/20/chancellor-reacts-american-studies-boycott
The official statement is at http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/chancellors_statement_re_american_studies_association_resolution
It is likely that the Khosla statement will lead to responses from other UC chancellors and UC president Napolitano. Or at least they will be asked. Conceivably, it could be raised at the January Regents meeting.
UCLA is closed for its winter break, but that's no reason for Chancellor Gene Block to delay joining Chancellor Khosla opposition to the boycott. It's especially important that the administration get out in front on this issue, because there's a strong anti-Israel movement among our children students.