Posts Tagged ‘campus’

Surveillance on Campus: Universities Give Students Tools to Report on Each Other’s COVID Violations or “Bias Incidents”

By Katelynn Richardson Many universities supply tools that allow students to report their peers for incidents involving speech or COVID-19 protocols. Several American colleges also use digital technology to track students’ social media activity and COVID-19 testing frequencies. Michigan State University provides students with reporting system to achieve what the school describes as a “safe […]

The Movement To De-Cop The Campus

Above Photo: A Cops Off Campus member during the Cops Off Campus Coalition’s Transnational Day of Refusal on May 3. Students held a walkout and community art day on the UC Davis campus quad to demand the removal of all campus police. Emily Rich. Students, educators and staff across the University of California system are […]

University of Wisconsin Removes Boulder From Campus Because It’s “Racist”

Guys, I just learned that even rocks are racist now. White supremacists have been placing giant boulders around America in order to taunt minorities and stuff, and it really needs to come to an end. It’s like one giant microaggression. From WREX: MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin is removing a 70-ton boulder […]

From the Frontlines: Israel Activism on Campus

Baker Hall at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Photo: Wikipedia Commons. Colleges work hard to support their various student populations — but Jewish and pro-Israel students often don’t receive this consideration. As a pro-Israel activist at UMass Amherst, I faced not only alienation, but outright discrimination. Zionist students, alumni, and campus organizations must unite […]

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 […]

Miscommunication on Indiana Campus Turns Into Finger-Pointing, Harassment of Jewish Students

The letter was shared on Facebook by Davis. Frank Ross, Butler’s vice president of student affairs, confirmed that no student issued a formal complaint or requested that the program be altered or canceled, and that the issue had more to do with funding. He said miscommunication about the facts has led to “tremendous misunderstanding, finger-pointing and hurt.” […]

Jewish campus grows near Boston, as Hebrew College announces relocation

BOSTON – Two years after Hebrew College sold its distinctive building to pay off debt, the pluralistic institution has announced that it will be moving in with a nearby Conservative synagogue. Located less than five miles from Hebrew College’s current space, Temple Reyim’s campus in Newton, a Boston suburb with a long established Jewish community, is […]

“Zionists On Campus” Initiative Aims to Protect Jewish Students

A new initiative from the Zachor Legal Institute is partnering with existing pro-Israel groups to help protect Jewish students on campus. The initiative, dubbed Zionists On Campus, is headed by Lizzie McNeil, who told the Journal in a phone interview that the initiative is talking to students to get an idea as to what they’re […]

Supreme Court Rules 8-1 in Favor of Campus Gospel Preaching Case, Justice Roberts Sole Dissenter

(OneNewsNow) — All the members of America’s highest court – save one – say it’s important to protect the principle of free speech, even when the offending policy no longer exists. In a near-unanimous ruling (8-1), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that government officials must be held accountable when they violate constitutionally protected freedoms. The ruling […]

Scholars Under Surveillance: How Campus Police Use High Tech to Spy on Students

It may be many months before college campuses across the U.S. fully reopen, but when they do, many students will be returning to a learning environment that is under near constant scrutiny by law enforcement.  A fear of school shootings, and other campus crimes, have led administrators and campus police to install sophisticated surveillance systems […]

Courage Was the Reason Campus Antisemites Were Beaten

Tufts University. Photo: Pete Jelliffe / Flickr. JNS.org – It was a familiar story but with an unfamiliar conclusion. A Jewish student objected to the antisemitic slanders promoted by a student organization dedicated to Israel’s destruction. For his pains, he was targeted for harassment and then scheduled to be hauled before a disciplinary meeting at […]

Israeli Apartheid Week 2009 may be coming to a campus near you

Israeli Apartheid Week will take place on March 1-8 on college campuses in 27 cities internationally, in what has become a growing phenomenon since the annual event was started in 2005.Although the schedule for this year’s version has not yet been released, a message on its Web site makes clear what the focus will be: […]

Swastikas painted in front of California campus’ Jewish fraternity house

Police in California are investigating after a Jewish fraternity at the California Polytechnic State University reported finding swastikas and other anti-Semitic graffiti painted outside its house. The symbols were scrawled in front of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house in California’s San Luis Obispo County on Friday night, campus authorities said. “We awoke to multiple […]

California Must Lead The Way In Abolishing School And University Campus Police

By Angela Davis, Melina Abdullah and Robin D. G. Kelley, Sacramento Bee. February 2, 2021 The first days of 2021 — which will surely be remembered for police officers in Washington, D.C. removing barricades in order for white supremacists to storm the United States Capitol, confederate flag in hand — ask us to continue learning […]

‘NYT’ portrays pro-Palestinian activists as ‘strident’ and ‘orthodox’ in article on campus debate

The New York Times ran a long article about the campus debate over Israel that highlighted Zoom’s cancellation of talks by Leila Khaled, because she had participated in two hijackings 50 years ago. Titled, “What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech,” the article placed Palestinian activism outside the normal range of […]

Mariame Kaba Talks Abolition, Mutual Aid And Campus Police

Above photo: Mariame Kaba is an activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist. On Wednesday she addressed an audience of over 1,000, supporting student organizers and the campaign against University Police. Northwestern Now. Activist and prison-industrial complex abolitionist Mariame Kaba celebrated the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by praising NU Community Not Cops and speaking […]

Campus Palestine Battles Didn’t Slow Down During Holidays

Editor’s Note: This latest installment of The Shift was written before the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. For more on that, including responses from Israeli leaders who have been perhaps Donald Trump’s greatest allies, see this article by Phil Weiss. A Setback at Fordham Fordham Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) have been […]

Yeshiva University students to again hold an LGBTQ event on campus

Ten years after an event featuring gay students and graduates divided Yeshiva University, students at the Modern Orthodox school are planning another event on LGBTQ issues — with trepidation. The students who helped plan the event set for Sunday say they do not want their names associated with the panel out of concern that it […]

Canadian Campus Fraternity Behind Racist, Antisemitic Chatroom ‘Seething With Hate’

An email written by one of the activists said that members of Delta Chi referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “criminals” and “idiots” and talked about “how they hate Black people and that Black people were better as slaves.” The email continued: “They describe how they wish they could own Black people as slaves, […]

UIUC declared its commitment to fighting antisemitism on campus

The University of Illinois has declared that it will begin pushing back, in cooperation with the Jewish community, against antisemitic and anti-Zionist harassment that takes place on campus, according to a statement by the university. The university expressed its commitment to allowing all students to express their Jewish and Zionist identity without facing discrimination during university […]

UConn Shutting Campus Down over Less Than 1% Coronavirus Positive Rate

The University of Connecticut announced last week that it will shut down its main campus after the Thanksgiving break to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The campus is currently reporting a positivity rate of under one percent. According to a local news report, the University of Connecticut is shutting down its main campus to mitigate […]

Amy Coney Barrett Emphasized Due Process in Campus Sexual Misconduct Case

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett led a unanimous all-woman panel of judges in June 2019 in reversing a lower court’s decision to dismiss a male college student’s claims of discrimination because of his gender and failure of his school to protect his right to due process. In Doe v. Purdue University, Barrett, […]

Meet Students Organizing The First Campus-Wide Undergraduate Union

Above photo: Kenyon Student Worker Organizing Committee/Facebook. Inside the groundbreaking student organizing drive at Kenyon College. On August 31, stu­dents at Keny­on Col­lege, a pri­vate lib­er­al arts col­lege in Gam­bier, Ohio, announced their intent to union­ize with the Unit­ed Elec­tri­cal, Radio and Machine Work­ers of Amer­i­ca (UE) in an open let­ter to the school’s pres­i­dent and board […]

Texas campus white supremacy row stars a 19th-century ‘racist’ Jewish composer

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‘It’s not the same and everybody knows it’: Jewish campus life goes virtual

(JTA) — When Abigail Adams decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she thought she would spend the Friday nights of her first year there at Shabbat dinners on campus with other Jewish students, building a close-knit group of friends. By the time Adams moved into her dorm earlier this month, […]

‘It’s not the same and everybody knows it’: Jewish campus life goes virtual

(JTA) — When Abigail Adams decided to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she thought she would spend the Friday nights of her first year there at Shabbat dinners on campus with other Jewish students, building a close-knit group of friends. By the time Adams moved into her dorm earlier this month, […]

Evergreen State’s "Independent" report whitewashes campus meltdown, claims professor

     Evergreen State College released a 38-page “Independent” report on the protests and riots of last spring that is far from “independent,” claims a former administrator at the college. Last spring, Evergreen State was engulfed in riots after a Bret Weinstein, a former professor, sent an email questioning the school’s “day of absence,” which called […]

AUB Bans Political Analyst from Taking part in BBC Debate to Be held on Its Campus

The American University of Beirut, which hails itself as a sanctuary of free-thinking in the Middle East and claims to provide a platform for freedom of speech has just banned an independent political analyst from participating in a BBC debate that is scheduled to take place on the 8th of March on AUB campus. This […]

An Armed Cop Was on Campus When The Florida Shooting Began—Never Encountered Suspect

By Matt Agorist Parkland, FL — Another tragic mass shooting has taken place on American soil in which a deranged coward opened fire on innocent adults and children alike, taking many of their lives in the process. As the details unfold about the history of the shooter and the foreknowledge of his threats […]

Erasing history: Delusional campus jewish group depicts indigenous people united for Israel

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