Posts Tagged ‘student’

CUNY Student Senate Votes Down Resolution Endorsing IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) University Student Senate (USS) voted down a resolution endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and another resolution supporting a watered-down definition of anti-Semitism after a five-hour debate. The resolution with the watered-down definition of anti-Semitism, which was being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law […]

Black student who faked ‘white supremacist’ graffiti on campus suspended from Albion College

    A black student at Albion College has been temporarily suspended for writing racist and anti-Semitic graffiti on a dormitory wall. After the culprit admitted his responsibility for the hoax, the school said “we’ll heal together.” Campus authorities at Missouri’s Albion College have discovered that a 21-year-old black student was responsible for the racist […]

CUNY Student Senate to Vote on Resolution Rejecting IHRA

The City University of New York’s (CUNY) Student Senate will be voting on a resolution that rejects the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism on April 11. The resolution is being pushed by the CUNY Jewish Law Students Association and CUNY Students for Justice in Palestine in response to a March resolution adopting […]

Concordia University Student Union Apologizes to Jewish Community for Campus Culture of ‘Fear’

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Photo: Concordia University / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/https://www.flickr.com/photos/concordiauniversity/5279916243) The student union at Montreal’s Concordia University issued a letter of apology to the Jewish community on its Facebook page Tuesday, admitting to “indifference” in the face of antisemitism on campus and calling for training and other procedures to combat anti-Jewish sentiment. “More than […]

She was an avid Maoist student in Paris. Then she visited China

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

First-Grader’s Kind Gesture Toward Only Black Student in Class Leads to 50-Year Friendship

An act of kindness from a first-grader to her classmate on the first day of school changed everything for one terrified Texas student. This was in the 1970s, when young Kimberly Patman’s household was the first black family to enroll in the Cedar Hill school district in Dallas. She still remembers the moment a little […]

We Can Win Student Loan Debt Cancellation

Above photo: This graduate of Pasadena City College is one of more than 45 million borrowers in the U.S. weighed down by over $1.7 trillion in student loan debt. Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images. If We Organize Together. From March 29 through April 4, debtors and our allies will be taking part in the Debt Collective’s week of action to […]

San Diego State University Reacts to Swastikas Found on Student Housing

San Diego State University. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. JNS.org – Officials at the San Diego State University are expressing their solidarity with the school’s Jewish community after reports that swastikas were painted on a student housing building. “Speech and use of symbols that are antisemitic or encourages hatred of a particular group are reprehensible and counter […]

French student lied about beheaded teacher showing Muhammad caricature

A 13-year-old French school girl has admitted to lying about her teacher asking Muslim students to leave class before showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, the Independent reported. The student said she lied in order to please her father and did not attend the class in which she claimed the picture was alleged to have […]

Student says she lied about beheaded teacher showing Muhammad caricature

A 13-year-old French school girl has admitted to lying about her teacher asking Muslim students to leave class before showing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad, the Independent reported. The student said she lied in order to please her father and did not attend the class in which she claimed the picture was alleged to […]

Tufts pro-Israel Jewish student government member no longer facing impeachment

JTA — An attempt to remove a pro-Israel Jewish activist from his student government position at Tufts University has been withdrawn. The effort had drawn media attention as well as concern from Jewish organizations such as the Anti-Defamation League. The pro-Israel group StandWithUs also expressed concern about the case, which represented the latest campus clash […]

Tufts U. student group drops complaint over combatting anti-Israel motion

Tufts University‘s Community Union (TCU) Judiciary, including Jewish student Max Price, had been reported for opposing anti-Israel commentary by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on campus. Price was consequently targeted with movements to have him removed from student office.Lawyers who are representing Price, from The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law […]

Tufts SJP Revokes Impeachment Complaint Against Jewish Student

Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) revoked their impeachment complaint against Jewish student Max Price on February 26. According to the Louis Brandeis Center for Human Rights, Price was informed about the withdrawn complaint the same day. Price, a member of the Tufts Community Union Judiciary, had been accused of being biased over his […]

UCSD Student Gov’t Passes IHRA

The UC San Diego student government passed a resolution on February 24 endorsing the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. The resolution passed unanimously; it had 60 co-sponsors and 10 students spoke in favor of it. No one spoke out against it. #BREAKING UC San Diego voted overwhelmingly to adopt the IHRA working […]

Harvard newspaper to Biden: Cancel more than $10k in student debt and don’t use Ivy League as excuse not to

The editorial board of Harvard University’s daily student newspaper on Tuesday pushed back against President Joe Biden’s misleading claim that Ivy League graduates would be the primary beneficiaries of bold debt cancellation and urged the president to support forgiveness beyond the $10,000 he has vowed to pursue. In an editorial published late Tuesday, The Harvard Crimson rejected as “misguided” Biden’s recent attempt […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Tetzaveh

“Can you picture, in your mind, what Anna Karenina looks like?” With this question, author Peter Mendelsund begins his book, “What We See When We Read.” To any reader of Tolstoy’s classic novel, there can only be one answer to this question: “Yes. As if she were standing here in front of me.” Tolstoy’s clear […]

YULA Boys Student Participates in National Yachad Disability Training

Nearly 40 teens from across the United States met virtually this month to receive training focused on making Jewish communal life more inclusive for individuals with disabilities. Yachad, the Orthodox Union’s (OU) organization for individuals with disabilities, organized the sessions which coincide with Jewish Disabilities Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) celebrated annually in February. After […]

New economic study ‘demolishes’ myth about student debt parroted by Joe Biden

The latest annual student debt report from the social science research group Jain Family Institute, published Thursday, belies claims by President Joe Biden—who earlier this week said he would not cancel $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower—that such a move would disproportionately benefit people who attend elite private universities.  The 2021 Student Debt and Young America report, […]

Mezuzah smashed, swastika carved into doorframe of Jewish student’s home

A swastika was carved into the doorframe of a Jewish student’s house in the Dutch city of Maastricht and the mezuzah was torn off. The Maastricht University student discovered the damage to his mezuzah, an object containing scripture on parchment that Jews affix to their doorframes, and made a police complaint on Thursday, the Netherlands […]

Student-made robot could change COVID-19 care – watch

Students at a school in Nigerian have built a robot that can help nurses care for coronavirus patients at a distance – and they’re hoping to make it commercially viable. Angela Ukomadu reports. Rolling through the corridors of one Nigerian school is a nurse with a difference. Students at the Glisten International Academy in the […]

Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies of cancer at 47

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Ari Gold, yeshiva student-turned-pop star and LGBTQ icon, dies at 47

He was 47, and the cause was leukemia. Gold was born and raised in an Orthodox family in the Bronx, New York. NPR once reported that his musical talent was discovered while singing at his brother Steven’s bar mitzvah at age 5. He attended Ramaz, a prominent Modern Orthodox Jewish day school in New York, […]

Self-proclaimed ‘loyal student of Herzl and Jabotinsky,’ Sa’ar sees himself as Israel’s next premier

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Self-proclaimed ‘loyal student of Herzl and Jabotinsky,’ Sa’ar sees himself as Israel’s next premier February 12, 2021 by Israel Kasnett – JNS.org Read on for article For the fourth time in two years, Israel will go to elections on March 23 to elect its 24th Knesset. While early […]

BDS Bill ‘Does Not Reflect the University’s Views,’ Says UC Irvine After Student Government Passes Anti-Israel Resolution

The insignia of the University of California Irvine. Photo: UC Irvine. The University of California Irvine administration pushed back against the passage of a pro-BDS bill by its student government that referred to Israel as an “apartheid state,” saying the bill “does not reflect the university’s views.” The bill, which passed Tuesday night by 19 […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Mishpatim

Religion is a thing forced upon children by the adults in their lives. To this day, my brother and I recall with horror how, at the command of our parents, we endured High Holiday services in uncomfortable formal shoes, bored by a relentless stream of inscrutable words and exhausted by senseless exhortations to stand up […]

UC Irvine student government passes BDS legislation

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) student government passed legislation on Tuesday night divesting from companies that work with Israel, including Lockheed Martin, Boeing, 4M and Ford, among others. The legislation stressed that the motion to divest was in “no way related to Judaism” and described the legislation as “divestment from apartheid,” according to a […]

Student Union at London University Slammed for Holding Vote Against IHRA Antisemitism Definition on Eve of Holocaust Memorial Day

University College London (UCL) quad in spring. Photo: UCL. University College London’s student union was lambasted for holding a vote on whether to reject the IHRA definition of antisemitism on the eve of Holocaust Memorial Day and without consulting the college’s Jewish student organization, the Jewish Chronicle reported. The IHRA definition was officially adopted by […]

Oxford student officials condemn invitation of anti-Israel filmmaker

Marie van der Zyl, Board of Deputies president penned a letter to Prof. Judith Buchanan, Master of St Peter’s College at Oxford University, condemning the educator for extending an invitation to anti-Israel English filmmaker Ken Loach to lecture her students.Van der Zyl called the decision to invite the filmmaker “entirely unacceptable,” and called for the event […]

Chuck Schumer: It’s a ‘Great Day’ for Joe Biden to Cancel Student Debt

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Friday nudged President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris to cancel student debt — a long-held agenda item for progressives. “Today would be a great day for President Biden and Vice President Harris to #CancelStudentDebt,” Schumer said in a Friday tweet: Today would be a great day […]

Unscrolled: A Rabbinical Student’s Take on Parashat Beshalach

In the final scene of “The Graduate,” as the giddy runaway lovers Elaine and Benjamin take their seats at the back of a bus, we are plunged into a moment of sudden stillness that interrupts the breathless speed of the previous sequence. While moments ago life swelled to epic proportion, now it is small again. […]

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