University of California, Irvine

Selection of Israeli Envoy Sparks Debate at Brandeis

04/27/2010
JTA

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Brandeis has sparked a controversy in the university community with its selection of Israel’s ambassador to Washington as its commencement speaker.

Last week's announcement of Michael Oren as this year's keynoter has evoked a spectrum of responses in campus publications and online forums ranging from enthusiastic support to wary apprehension to outrage.

Neither Oren nor the suburban Boston university are strangers to such controversies.

Organizing on Iran, the Snowmageddon and More

03/14/2010
Special to the Jewish Week

As the snow melts away and the trees state to blossom, Jewish students nationwide are defining themselves through action. They’re doing Jewish things -- great Jewish things. You can read more about these inspiring stories below by clicking here.  Here’s a run-down of the biggest stories in Jewish student life.

Standing for Israel, One Campus at a Time

Oren Offers To Return To Irvine

03/11/2010

(JTA) — Israel’s U.S. ambassador has offered to return to the California university where students interrupted his speech last month.

Michael Oren in an open letter Monday said he would meet with students at the University of California, Irvine who disagree with his point of view.

Eleven students were arrested for disturbing the Feb. 8 lecture.

University President Mark Yudof and Chancellor Michael Drake apologized to Oren over the incident.

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