On Tuesday February 22, 2005, the Student Government Senate of the University of Michigan-Dearborn voted without opposition to adopt Senate Resolution (SR) # 2005-009 calling on the “University of Michigan Board of Regents [to] create an advisory committee to investigate the moral and ethical implications of the University’s investments in companies which directly support and benefit from the ongoing illegal Israeli occupation.” (pg. 3, SR # 2005-009)
SR # 2005-009 states: “Whereas, University policy states that if a particular issue regarding the investment portfolio ‘involves serious moral or ethical questions,’ then “an advisory committee consisting of members of the University Senate, students, administration and alumni will be appointed to gather information and formulate recommendations for the Regent’s consideration.” (pg. 2, SR # 2005-009)
This initiative was sponsored by Senator Jamil Khuja and endorsed by the Committee for Student and Academic Affairs and the Arab Student Union. A presentation was prepared and presented by Chairman Mohamed Alsoraimi and Senator Patrick Cates of the Committee for Student and Academic Affairs
Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman Bilal Dabaja is planning a student-faculty town hall on Thursday March 10th @ 2:30, at which SR # 2005-009 will be one of the agenda items for discussion.
In accordance with SR #2005-009, the Student Government of the University of Michigan-Dearborn “urge[s] this committee to demand that the University of Michigan immediately divest from companies that are directly involved in the ongoing illegal occupation, because we deem these investments to be unethical.” (pg. 3, Resolution #)