Campus News & Climate

Prof claims she was dismissed for pro-Israel, anti-BDS views

Dr. Melissa Landa, a professor at the University of Maryland for 10 years until her dismissal last June, is preparing to file a lawsuit alleging that she faced discrimination and retaliation for her pro-Israel views. Landa claims that she was…

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Bernard Lewis, eminent historian of the Middle East, dies at 101

Bernard Lewis, a preeminent scholar of Middle Eastern history whose work profoundly shaped Western views of the region — including fears of a “clash of civilizations” — but also brought scorn from critics who considered his views elitist and favoring…

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Vilifying Israel, Corrupting the University

Partisanship plagues the humanities. The proliferation of intensely politicized scholarship denouncing Israel as a criminal state exemplifies the conflation of activism with systematic inquiry and analysis. That conflation subverts the dedication to truth indispensable to the university’s mission. Last fall…

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