Campus News & Climate

Tufts University stands by new ‘Colonizing Palestine’ course

Despite pushback from students and several Jewish organizations, Tufts University is standing by a controversial new course it plans to offer this fall titled “Colonizing Palestine.” “As we have stated previously, Tufts is committed to the free exchange of ideas and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Israel Studies confab comes to UC Berkeley

The field of Israel studies emerged two decades ago as a reaction against the politicization (read: anti-Israel bias) of Mideast studies departments in U.S. universities. The new field, spearheaded by the creation of Israel studies centers at Emory and American…

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