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35 NY Legislators Demand ‘Immediate Suspension’ Of City University Pro-Palestinian Group

03/31/2016 - 10:39

Two Jewish New York state assemblymen have called for the “immediate suspension” of a pro-Palestinian student group from the City University of New York’s campuses.

The East Quad at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York network. Wikimedia Commons

Monitoring Hate On Campus

03/16/2016 - 09:08
Editorial

What should be the response of a university to acts of racism or bigotry on campus? How does one balance free speech and the mandate for universities to take prompt and effective steps to address violations, and prevent future hostilities?

On Israel Apartheid Week, Some Pro-Israel Students Find Silence Is Best Response

03/15/2016 - 13:01
JTA

When Israel Apartheid Week came to Columbia University in early March, there was potential for great agitation at the heavily Jewish campus.

Anti-Israel students at Columbia University erected a mock “apartheid wall” in front of the iconic Low Library steps. JTA

CUNY Response To Alleged Bias ‘Inadequate’

ZOA, Council members say pledge to investigate campus actions fails to hold perpetrators accountable.

03/09/2016 - 09:08
Deputy Managing Editor

Two and a half weeks after a group of students chanting slogans including “Zionists off campus” broke up a Brooklyn College faculty council meeting, City University of New York Chancellor James B. Milliken announced the school had hired outside attorneys to investigate complaints that a student group is causing Jews to feel harassed and physically unsafe. 

An SJP “Die-in/Vigil for Ferguson and Gaza” held in John Jay’s atrium, the main common area. Tomer Kornfeld

Supporting Public Education Is A Jewish Value

06/04/2015 - 20:00

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Chuck Schumer. Union leader Sandy Feldman. Nobel Prize-winning economist Gary Becker. What do they all have in common? Besides being Jewish and making an indelible impact on our world, they all graduated from the same public school, Brooklyn’s James Madison High School.

CUNY Vote On Israeli Academic Boycott Fizzles

10/27/2014 - 20:00

A student group at the City University of New York failed to advance a resolution to boycott Israeli academics and divest from Israeli companies.

‘Academic Freedom Is Not A Right Reserved Only To Academics’

Responding to official report in BDS event aftermath, five councilmen demand Brooklyn College discipline administrator and hire pro-Israel faculty.
05/06/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Unwilling to accept the City University of New York’s report last month on the handling of an anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College, five members of the City Council are demanding that an administrator at Brooklyn College be held accountable for her actions.

Councilmen Demand Accountability For Brooklyn College BDS Event

05/02/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Unwilling to accept the City University of New York's report last month on the handling of an anti-Israel event at Brooklyn College, five members of the City Council are demanding that an administrator at Brooklyn College be held accountable for her actions.

Jews and Affirmative Action: What the CUNY Diversity Plan Gets Wrong

The logic that recently led CUNY to carve a specific category for Jewish faculty members—“White/Jewish”—for its new Diversity Actions Plan makes sense.  Apparently many Jewish faculty members felt that “White/Caucasian” didn’t adequately define their sense of ethnic affiliation.  But in the past two weeks since the news broke—the New York Post, true to from, put it on everyone’s agenda with its klieg-lit

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