Campus News & Climate

Bashing Israel from the Professor’s Perch

The trends are alarming. A 2017 Pew survey found a rising number of Jewish youth to be pretty much detached from Israel. For some the indifference has turned into hostility, as Jewish students participate in calls for boycotts and sanctions…

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The Silencing of Pro-Israel Students on Campus

Ismael Khoufaify, Director of Advocacy of the Governance Council of Minority & Marginalized Students at New York University, recently had a rough week. Swastikas had again been discovered in a campus building; someone in the dining halls marked Black History…

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Official Racism in Our Universities

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Martin Luther King, Jr.[1] History…

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Apparent Anti-Semitic, Racist Vandalism Riles Scripps

Scripps College is currently investigating two different incidents of vandalism, one of which involves someone posting a flyer (pictured above) with apparent anti-Semitic commentary on a Jewish student’s door, and another where racist graffiti was written on flyers affixed to…

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Anti-Zionism and the Humanities: A response to Saree Makdisi

This lengthy essay by two leading US professors challenges the world of academic publishing. They identify the symptoms of a ‘widespread institutional corruption that extends far beyond the debates over the Middle East’: the move of disciplines and journals from…

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Rutgers symposium tackles anti-Semitism everywhere…except at Rutgers

Panelists discussing hatred toward houses of worship include, from left, George Selim, Jared Maples, Mohammad Ali Chaudry, and John D. Cohen. Photo Courtesy the N.J. Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Following reports that multiple members of its faculty expressed…

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New Book Exposes Depth of Anti-Israel Hate on American Campuses

About six months after Andrew Pessin posted on his Facebook profile a defense of Israel during its 2014 war against Hamas, the once popular Connecticut College philosophy professor was subjected to an academic smear campaign. The school paper published articles defaming…

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