UC Puts Off Tobacco Vote Until July

While the UC Board of Regents originally planned to discuss the policy, RE-89, today at 9:30 a.m., dialogue has been postponed until the July meeting.

On May 9, the UC Systemwide Academic Senate Assembly voted 43 to 4 (3 abstentions) against the RE-89 ban on tobacco-funded research, citing the potential limit on academic freedom faculty members who already follow the University’s Policy on Integrity of Research.

Interestingly, though, less than half of UC-Berkeley faculty actually seem to follow this policy, at least when it comes to completing the required online training.

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