Breaking: Student Regent Jesse Cheng Resigns

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In a statement released earlier this evening, Jesse Cheng has confirmed that he has resigned from his position as Student Regent. Cheng’s resignation comes after months of investigations by the UCI Office of Student Conduct regarding his arrest last November for sexual battery against his former partner.

Cheng, a fifth-year Asian American studies major at UCI, was found responsible by the Office of Student Conduct for physical abuse (102.08) under sexual battery (Appendix 3) of the UC policy and his appeal was recently denied.

UC Board of Regents Chairman Russell Gould issued a statement today accepting Cheng’s resignation and thanking him for his work.

For a full story, see next week’s (May 24) issue of the New University.