Pitzer College Disgraces Itself for BDS

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On Thursday, a day on which rockets were fired at Tel Aviv from the Gaza Strip, the College Council of Pitzer College voted overwhelmingly to suspend Pitzer’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa. The council, a board that includes faculty, students, and staff, joins the college’s professoriate, which had already voted to suspend the program in November.

The College Council motion doesn’t mention the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement but, like BDS, it focuses on exactly one Jewish state. The authors of the resolution, Claudia Strauss and Daniel Segal, both professors of anthropology, had to perform evasive maneuvers to justify canceling the Haifa program alone. Pitzer maintains programs in China and Rwanda, both uncommonly repressive regimes with no regard for academic freedom.

Pitzer College Disgraces Itself for BDS

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