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  • For the record

    UCI flag controversy: In the March 11 California section, an article about controversy over a measure to ban flags from the student government lobby at UC Irvine referred to a "new" Pew Research Center survey. The survey was published in March 2014, not...
  • What are schools like UC Irvine teaching their students?

    To the editor: The Times correctly notes that the response from some state legislators to the UC Irvine "flag ban" proposal is "foolishness." Missing is any discussion of the educational environment that produced such a "silly" proposal. ("Legislators'...
  • Here's a banner headline: UC Irvine's flag flap has gotten absurd

    Here's a banner headline: UC Irvine's flag flap has gotten absurd
    It's not clear exactly why the American flag went up in the sitting lounge of UC Irvine's student government center. By one account, it was leftover decor from an America-themed party. In any case, sometime in mid-January, it was tacked to a pale blue...
  • At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown

    At UC Irvine, some say furor over attempted U.S. flag ban is overblown
    UC Irvine students Prasoon Saurabh and Jinfeng Li both hang U.S. flags in their apartments. Saurabh, a 26-year-old graduate student in chemistry, also hangs flags from Ecuador, Argentina, Germany, France, Brazil, China and other countries to celebrate the...
  • Political liberals exhibit more happiness than conservatives, UCI study finds

    Renewing the debate over whether political conservatives or liberals have a lock on happiness, new research out of UC Irvine found that liberals behave happier. In a study published this month in the journal Science, UC Irvine psychologists found that...
  • Support grows for UC Irvine students who voted against flag display

    Support grows for UC Irvine students who voted against flag display
    As demonstrators arrived on the UC Irvine campus this week to decry a short-lived decision to ban all flags from an obscure campus lobby, dozens of students hung back in the shadows. Dressed in dark clothing, they talked softly about the hostility and...
  • Flag ban vote: UC Irvine faculty, students push back

    Flag ban vote: UC Irvine faculty, students push back
    Students and faculty at UC Irvine are beginning to push back against the angry condemnation of six university students who created a national stir last week when they voted to remove the U.S. flag from a lounge. A petition signed by professors and...
  • Flag flap at California school raises free speech debate

    When student government representatives at the University of California, Irvine voted to ban all flags — including the American one — from their tiny office, they thought they had found a solution to a battle over freedom of speech that...
  • Legislators' overreaction should suffer same fate as attempted flag ban

    Legislators' overreaction should suffer same fate as attempted flag ban
    Students at UC Irvine learned valuable lessons last week after the student council passed a misguided resolution banning flag displays in its lobby. Among them: Don't mess with Old Glory. Policymaking has real-world effects. And, perhaps most important,...
  • UC Irvine flag ban exposes today's flawed education

    To the editor: Banning the U.S. flag from a campus building is easy, but organizing and educating communities for positive change and voting in every election require strength. ("Ban on American flag at UC Irvine reversed," March 8) The UC Irvine...
  • Does UC Irvine hate the American flag? Not exactly

    Does UC Irvine hate the American flag? Not exactly
    Orange County is a place known for its respect for the American flag. So the reaction was swift last week when a student group voted to ban Old Glory and other flags in parts of UC Irvine. So does UCI hate the American flag? Not exactly. Here's a...