UCLA’s Ongoing Suspension of Admissions to Islamic Studies Worries Students

Admissions were frozen in 2007, awaiting a reorganization. But that hasn’t happened, and students fear that the program could simply be allowed to die. On Friday, several dozen students rallied to support it, gathering outside a meeting of a faculty panel considering recommendations aimed at ending the admissions suspension. The students, mostly members of the Muslim Student Assn., had walked across campus chanting slogans and carrying signs that read, “Scared of Islam? Learn about it.”