I just received this email from Ellen Griffin, the Associate Vice President of University Communications from SFSU.
This is in response to your inquiry regarding Mohammad Hammad. Consistent with the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, I can confirm that San Francisco State University has a student by that name. In the event of separation from the University, should that occur with any student, I cannot reveal the cause of separation (such as expulsion). Similarly, I cannot I cannot reveal the existence of a disciplinary review or the results of that review.The clear implication is that, for the moment, at least, Mr. Hammad is still with the university.
According to Student Conduct Procedures - Executive Order 1073
Information provided to University employees shall be shared with other University employees and law enforcement exclusively on a "need to know" basis. University employees shall endeavor to honor any Complainant's or victim's request for confidentiality; however, the University shall also weigh requests for confidentiality against its duty to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the campus community. Confidentiality, therefore, cannot be ensured.
As such, one may argue that she is not precluded from providing information, and that to impose confidentiality in this matter would not fulfill the "duty to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all members of the campus community."
The University must have a reasonable period to conduct its procedures, after there is a complaint filed, and the student is allowed for due process. In other words, he cannot be summarily expelled.This is the kind of thing that we need to keep an eye on going forward. School is, of course, correct that the university has its procedures and those procedures will take a reasonable amount of time. The question becomes, however, how much time represents a reasonable amount of time given the fact that we have clear and obvious proof that Mr. Hammad called for the murder not only of the Jewish people in general, the great majority of whom support the IDF, but he called for murder of a particular female Israeli soldier?
I am willing, now, to give the university and president Wong's office the benefit of the doubt primarily because people that I know and trust on that campus are willing to do so.
Trust, but verify.