On Friday, Feb. 4, the Orange County District Attorney announced that he was pressing charges against the 11 students arrested during the disruption of Ambassador Oren’s Feb. 8, 2010, speech. The District Attorney’s announcement reflects action independent of the University. He has subpoena power and access to information that we do not. From our perspective we thoroughly and fairly investigated and adjudicated the matter last year. Conduct violations were addressed fully, consistent with the guidelines of the Student Code of Conduct.

Since the university’s resolution of this matter in the summer of 2010, our campus community has continued to build bridges of understanding and foundations for respectful and meaningful dialogue.