Brooklyn College

Lessons From Brooklyn College Showdown

02/12/2013 - 19:00

The ugly incident at Brooklyn College, where two supporters of the BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) were invited to speak on campus last week, was less about freedom of speech, as its defenders claimed, than about the political science department’s sponsorship of a program seeking to delegitimize the State of Israel.

UPDATE: Brooklyn College Probing Removal Of Students From Anti-Israel Event

02/09/2013 - 19:00


Brooklyn College launched a probe into allegations that Jewish students were wrongly ejected from an event hosted by the school in support of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Shutting Down Debate?

"Academic freedoms are being abused at the expense of academic responsibility."

Brooklyn College BDS Brouhaha

Jewish students press to have political science department drop sponsorship of anti-Israel forum.
01/29/2013 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Students at Brooklyn College are conducting an online petition drive to have an academic department at Brooklyn College withdraw its sponsorship of what many members of the Jewish community consider an anti-Israel forum there next week.

Panel has drawn criticism on Brooklyn College campus. Photo courtesy and Utrecht University

After Sandy, Where Do You Give?

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered or donated money and supplies to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Across the region, many still need help. Here's a guide to opportunities to volunteer and donate.
11/01/2012 - 20:00

After the surge of media attention that comes with a storm, the less dramatic work of rebuilding begins. We will continually update this list of opportunities to donate and volunteer in the service of Hurricane Sandy victims.


New York and New Jersey are still grappling with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Getty Images

CUNY Probing Anti-Semitism Charges At Brooklyn College

Jewish faculty among those defending provost against allegations of hiring bias.

04/09/2012 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

As officials at Brooklyn College grapple with charges that its provost has discriminated against Orthodox Jewish academics, more than three dozen faculty members — including several Orthodox Jews — have signed a letter defending the administrator.

Is Brooklyn College unfair to Jewish faculty?

Yavneh, Pioneer Group On Campus, Recalled

07/10/2011 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Yavneh, a 1960s and `70s organization of Orthodox college students, is, in the words of “The Greening of American Orthodox Judaism: Yavneh in the 1960s” by Benny Kraut, “hardly remembered today, except perhaps by former members.”

Drawing Lessons From The Brooklyn College Uproar

With emotions still running high, pro-Israel scholars, groups shift their focus to the future.
02/08/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

Some 50 students, professors and activists turned out last Thursday for a rally celebrating the appointment of Kristofer Petersen-Overton to an adjunct teaching position at Brooklyn College, but one of those unhappy with the event was the new professor himself.

Kristopher Peterson-Overton

Academic Freedom Fight Heats Up At B’klyn College

President says ‘political agenda’ behind latest dustup involving adjunct Mideast prof.
02/01/2011 - 19:00
Special To The Jewish Week

 Officials at Brooklyn College are hoping that their decision to rehire a controversial adjunct professor, reversing a decision made last week, will end the episode and reunite the community, they said in a statement issued Monday.

But at least one person who objected to the appointment, a trustee of the City University of New York, says he believes reaction will “get very, very messy” in the next few days, as public officials and pro-Israel groups become aware of the college’s latest action.

Kristopher Peterson-Overton: Lost his job, then got it back.

Palestinian Propaganda Required Reading At Brooklyn College?

Jewish professors object to campus-wide assignment of book that includes one-sided take on Mideast conflict.
08/30/2010 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The dean of Brooklyn College insists that the school “values tolerance, diversity and respect for differing points of view,” but several faculty members are openly questioning that assertion given the school’s common reading selection this coming semester.

The book, “How Does it Feel to be a Problem: Being Young and Arab in America,” is a collection of personal stories by and about seven Arabs from Brooklyn that was edited by Moustafa Bayoumi, an assistant professor of English at the school.

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