Campus News & Climate

The Israelization of anti-Semitism

In the twenty-first century, criticism of Israel that is grounded in antisemitic thinking and aimed at Jews in general has become the dominant verbal form in which Judeophobic ideas are articulated and disseminated. Between 2002 and 2012, the Israeli Embassy…

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Governing Against BDS

Students and faculty members are usually the most active participants in campus discussions about the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. A new report that’s highly critical of the boycott campaign argues that governing boards must also play a…

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The Ideology Behind Intolerant College Students

Here’s what’s scariest about the last week’s incident at Middlebury College, where protesters shouted down the social scientist Charles Murray and injured a professor who was escorting him from the venue: It felt like an everyday event. So common has such…

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Punish the Mob

When Charles Murray came to Middlebury College on Thursday, Middlebury’s administration said the right thing. Murray’s work has long been controversial, particularly since he co-authored The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. Although it was not a major…

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University cancels Israel Apartheid Week event

The University of Central Lancashire has cancelled an event which was due to take place as part of “Israel Apartheid Week” activity on its campus. The session was organised by the university’s Friends of Palestine group and was billed as a panel…

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BDS crowds disrupt Israeli UN envoy’s lecture

Speaking before some 300 students at Columbia University in New York on Monday evening, Danny Danon’s lecture was disrupted after crowds of BDS activists assembled outside and barged their way in, before drowning his statements to the chants of ‘Free…

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