MSU Suspension Decision Reached

UC Irvine officials today reached a final decision regarding the suspension of the campus’s Muslim Student Union. Although the original recommendation back in May called for a year-long suspension, officials today announced they would uphold the suspension only through Dec. 31. MSU must also complete 100 hours of community service and then will then remain on probation through December 2012.

“This has been a difficult decision,” said Vice Chancellor Manuel Gomez in an email sent out to students Friday evening. “But in the end, this process demonstrates the University of California Irvine’s commitment to values, principles and tolerance.  Although this has been a challenging experience for all involved, I am confident that we will continue to move forward as a stronger, more respectful university community.”

For more about the history behind MSU’s suspension, see the July 13 online issue of the New University.