On Tuesday evening, the undergraduate student government at UCLA unanimously voted for the Election Board to investigate charges that the LET’S ACT! Slate used illegal fundraising tactics in numerous campaigns, according to the Daily Bruin, UCLA’s campus newspaper.
On Monday, April 20, a group calling itself Palestine@MIT wrote a letter to “the MIT community” on Facebook demanding that MIT’s Undergraduate Association remove the Israeli Independence Day Carnival from its annual Springfest.
In a letter to Todd Presner, director of UCLA’s Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies, who invited noted anti-Israel activist Cornel West to join a panel honoring the late Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. 21 organizations expressed their outrage that West had been invited.
On Thursday, twenty Jewish and education advocacy groups organized by TheAMCHA Inititative wrote the University of California (UC) Riverside chancellor calling on him to cancel an anti-Semitic course being offered this quarter. The class, titled, “Palestine & Israel: Settler-Colonialism and Apartheid,” is being taught by Tina Matar, an undergraduate student in UC Riverside’s Students for Justice in Palestine chapter.
A Jewish Stanford University student, Molly Horwitz, is claiming that an umbrella group for six student organizations, the Students of Color Coalition (SOCC), whose powerful support she sought in order to run for the Stanford’s student Senate, discriminated against her because she is Jewish. She told The Stanford Review that one of SOCC’s leaders asked her, “Given your strong Jewish identity, how would you vote on divestment?”
In an article for the Jewish Journal, David Suissa takes on the impotent response of pro-Israel groups to the threat of the BDS movement targeting Israel and other assorted anti-Israel movements on college campuses.
In another sign of Jewish organizations remaining silent in the face of anti-Israel propaganda, University of Delaware Hillel, University of Delaware Chabad and the Jewish Federation of Delaware released a statement to the local Jewish community advising them "not to engage", "remain level-headed" and "set an example." When dealing with the upcoming anti-Israel week scheduled for the University of Delaware campus. The trio of organizations acknowledge:
According to a new survey that measured anti-Semitism on campuses in the 2013-2014 school year, 54% of American college students have been victims of anti-Semitism. The figures came from the 2014 National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students, published by Trinity College on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the Senate of The Associated Students of the University of California, also known as ASUC, unanimously passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and called for the ASUC to do a better job protecting Jews. The ASUC, the association of students at the University of California, Berkeley, is “the largest and most autonomous student association in the nation,” according to the organization’s website.
Jews in San Diego and Los Angeles are trying to minimize the impact of anti-Semitism on the campuses of San Diego State University (SDSU) and UCLA.
The Associated Student Government Senate (ASG) at Northwestern University narrowly passed a resolution Thursday morning urging the University to divest from six corporations that do business with Israel. The resolution, sponsored by a group calling itself Northwestern Divest, received 24 yea votes and 22 nay votes in a secret ballot. NU Divest wants the university to stop doing business with Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard, G4S, Caterpillar and Elbit Systems.
On Monday, the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law fired off a letter condemning the anti-Semitism within the University of California at Los Angeles’ Undergraduate Student Assembly Council (USAC). The Brandeis Center pointed to the videotape of the USAC’s debate over whether a student involved in the Jewish community could properly be appointed to the Judicial Board.