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Anti-Semitism Soars on U.S. College Campuses

Anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses have continued to grow in 2018, with at least 384 recorded incidents in the first half of this year, according to a new report showing the number of genocidal expressions towards Jewish hit new highs on campuses across the United States. A new report by released Wednesday by pro-Israel organization the…

How Free Should Speech on Campus Be?

From the editors: Of all the places to put forth a controversial idea, perhaps none is more attractive than an American college campus. Similarly, perhaps no issue has vexed campus leaders more in recent times than the issue of whether and how to facilitate or regulate free speech on campus and still maintain safety and an inclusive…

Alumni Group Knocks Columbia University for ‘Disappointing’ Response to Professor Who Blamed Israel for ‘Every Dirty Act in the World’

An alumni group has criticized Columbia University’s response to concerns shared about a professor who has been accused of promoting a hostile environment for Jewish students. The controversy centers around Hamid Dabashi, an instructor in Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at the New York school, who claimed on social media in May that Israel is behind “[e]very dirty treacherous…

Colleges reject BDS demands for 9th straight year

Every single student government resolution urging divestment from companies that do business with Israel was rejected this year by college administrations. Since 2006, 118 BDS resolutions have been rejected nationwide, though a professor who has studied the movement warns that divestment isn’t actually the primary goal, because activists are more concerned with publicity. For the…

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