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Last week, City on a Hill Press published Part I of the series “Defining the Dialogue,” which examined the situation surrounding the Title VI complaint filed in 2009 against the university and the subsequent federal investigation. Due to the complex nature of the issue, Part I of the series focused mainly on the history of the complaint, and was not intended to stand on its own. The potential effects on academic freedom at UCSC and the experiences of various student organizations were reserved for Parts II and III, and were not represented in Part I.

City on a Hill Press apologizes for both the timing of the story and our lack of sensitivity in the section head, “Anti-Semitism in the Quarry & the Classroom,” coinciding with Palestinian Awareness Week. We understand that these have negatively impacted some readers and we regret it.

In an effort to represent all of the different facets of the issue, we are holding Parts II and III until next week. When looked at together, it is our intention that this series will tell a more complete story.

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