NTNU rector Digernes has been largely silent about the call for boycott, which the university board is to discuss on November 12th. Both Haaretz and Jerusalem Post have tried to tease a comment on the issue out of him, but rector Digernes has remained as silent as the sphinx. Apart from publicly endorsing a highly biased seminar series on Israel, organized by the same NTNU academics who issued the call for boycott, Digernes has hardly voiced any comment on the issue of boycott at all.
Rector Digernes now says to Adresseavisen, a Norwegian daily servicing the Trondheim area (NTNU home turf), that he is asking the board not to boycott Israel.
The university board is to decide upon whether or not to boycott on November 12th. We now know that both chairwoman Marit Arnstad and rector Torbjørn Digernes are opposed to the boycott. This does not mean they nays will carry the vote. For that they need the support of five more “jurors “