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      No Universities have Joined ASA Boycott

      Dozens of universities and colleges have rejected the boycott of Israel declared by an academic association. None are known to endorse it.
      By Gil Ronen
      First Publish: 12/23/2013, 8:03 AM

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      No universities or colleges are known to have endorsed the boycott of Israeli academic institutions declared by the American Studies Association a week ago, thus far. Dozens have rejected it.

      According to William A. Jacobson, a professor of law at Cornell Law School, the universities and colleges below are confirmed to reject the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Association.

      This list is based on positions expressed by the presidents of the universities or other official spokespersons.

      These are in addition to the Association of American Universities, the umbrella organization for 62 major universities and university-systems, and the Association of American University Professors, both of which reject the boycott. Brandeis and Penn State were the first to announce that they reject the boycott.

      Boston University

      Brandeis University

      Brown University

      Cornell University

      Dickinson College

      Duke University

      George Washington University

      Harvard University

      Indiana University

      Michigan State

      New York University

      Northwestern University

      Penn State University

      Princeton University

      Tulane University

      University of California-Irvine

      University of California-San Diego

      University of Kansas

      University of Maryland

      University of Pennsylvania

      University of Pittsburgh

      University of Texas-Austin

      Washington University in St. Louis

      Wesleyan University

      Willamette University

      “We are aware of no university in the U.S. endorsing the boycott,” writes Jacobson, who has been following the matter on his blog, Legal Insurrection.