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UC's Muslim student regent tackles Bill Maher, tuition and more
UC's Muslim student regent tackles Bill Maher, tuition and more

There are 26 people on the UC Board of Regents, the august body that sits atop the University of California system. Of those, 18 are appointed to 12-year terms by a governor. One is the governor. And only one is a student. Right now that's Sadia Saifuddin, a California-born senior majoring in social welfare and the first Muslim student regent. Her selection generated thousands of protest emails, virtually none of them, she says, from the students she represents. And Saifuddin has contributed to some protests of her own. She signed on to the petition to disinvite comedian Bill Maher to be Berkeley's commencement speaker Dec. 20 after Maher, discussing Muslim illiberality on TV,...

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