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Saturday, March 11, 2006

UW Board of Regents Approves New RA "Activities" Policy

Per today's (3/11/06) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved a policy that allows resident assistants throughout the system to host Bible study in their dorms."

There are several news releases from the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents that discuss the new policy as affirmed by the UW Board of Regents Education Committee on Thursday, and approved by the full UW Board of Regents on Friday.

(1) , which indicates (down the page under "Education Committee") that the UW Board of Regents Education Committee approved the new RA "activities" policy on Thursday 3/9/06.
(see for a press release dated March 1 from the UW Board of Regents describing the new policy).

(2) , dated Friday 3/10/06, which indicates that "Resident assistants in the UW System have the same rights to lead or participate in activities on campus as other students, under a policy affirmed Friday by the full Board of Regents." (It is the second story from the top of the page.)

The actions taken by the UW Board of Regents this week appear to mark the conclusion of the UW-Eau Claire RA Bible Study controversy that has been discussed thoroughly in the MSM and the blogosphere. It is thanks to elected Wisconsin state and local officials, as well as independent organizations such as FIRE (Foundation for Individual Rights in Education -- link to its discussion of the UW-Eau Claire Bible Study case here), that this issue was resolved in an appropriate and serious fashion.
UPDATE (Sunday 3/12/06): You can also read about the University of Wisconsin System's new RA "Activities" Policy in my comment in the "Volokh Conspiracy" blog's "Sunday Open Thread" by clicking on this link.


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