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News and updates about campuses

Pennsylvania:

Bill would bar funding for schools that divest from Israel

Pennsylvania’s state Senate approves legislation that would block state aid from going to university that boycotts or divests from Israel.

Bill would bar funding for schools that divest from Israel

Columbia anti-Israel protests:

Charges dropped against dozens of students

Prosecutors announce that dozens of Columbia University students who were arrested for occupying a campus building in April will have their criminal charges dropped.

Charges dropped against dozens of students

In Israel:

Pro-Israel student leaders address campus challenges

Amidst ongoing unrest on university campuses across North America, coalition of pro-Israel student leaders from various prominent institutions convene in Israel for a pivotal initiative titled "Take Action for Israel."

Pro-Israel student leaders address campus challenges

'You're on the right side':

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

Iran’s Supreme Leader pens letter lauding pro-Palestinian Arab protesters on campuses across the US, says they are a branch of the “Resistance Front” against Israel.

Khamenei praises anti-Israel protesters on US campuses

When silence is not golden

"American Silence has served to embolden targeted AntiSemitism violence on campuses across the United States " - Opinion.

When silence is not golden

Campus anti-Israel protests:

Police break up encampment at University of Michigan

Police break up pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at the University of Michigan, citing a threat to public safety. At least four people arrested.

Police break up encampment at University of Michigan

In protest of Gaza war:

George Washington University graduates walk out of commencement

Graduates of George Washington University disrupt university President’s speech, in protest over the war in Gaza and last week’s clearing of an on-campus protest encampment.

George Washington University graduates walk out of commencement

After being placed on leave:

University president who agreed to boycott Israel retires

Sonoma State University President announces his retirement, just days after being placed on administrative leave for making concessions to anti-Israel student groups on campus.

University president who agreed to boycott Israel retires

Chicago:

Police clear pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at DePaul University

Police dismantle pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at DePaul University in Chicago, say all the protesters “voluntarily left” the area.

Police clear pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at DePaul University

After agreeing to boycott Israel:

President of California university temporarily steps down

President of Sonoma State University announces he is stepping aside after agreement with pro-Palestinian Arab protesters that includes an academic boycott of Israel.

President of California university temporarily steps down

Harvard University:

Anti-Israel protesters take down encampment

Protesters against the war between Israel and Hamas voluntary take down their tents after university officials agree to meet to discuss their demands.

Anti-Israel protesters take down encampment

Amid antisemitism on campus:

Cornell University President steps down

Cornell University President Martha Pollack insists her departure is unrelated to anti-Israel protests and displays of antisemitism on campus.

Cornell University President steps down

Campus anti-Israel protests:

Police clear pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Chicago

Police in riot gear clear an anti-Israel encampment at the University of Chicago. University President says the university intervened to end the encampment due to safety concerns.

Police clear pro-Palestinian encampment at University of Chicago

Sen. Fetterman:

'Campus protests work against peace in the Middle East'

Sen. John Fetterman denounces pro-Palestinian Arab college protests: They should be protesting for a ceasefire now.

'Campus protests work against peace in the Middle East'

University of Michigan:

Pro-Palestinian Arab protesters interrupt commencement

A group of pro-Palestinian Arab protesters briefly interrupt spring University of Michigan commencement ceremony, call for divestment from Israel.

Pro-Palestinian Arab protesters interrupt commencement

Second Gentleman speaks to Jewish students amid campus protests

White House official says Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff spoke with Jewish students from Columbia University and Barnard College as well as Hillel leaders from Emory and the University of Texas at Austin.

Second Gentleman speaks to Jewish students amid campus protests

Amid campus protests

US House approves antisemitism bill

House of Representatives approves bipartisan Antisemitism Awareness Act by a majority of 320 to 91.

US House approves antisemitism bill

Amid anti-Israel protests:

Police officers enter Columbia University campus

Large numbers of New York City police officers enter Columbia University as dozens of pro-Palestinian Arab protesters remain on the campus. At least 100 people arrested.

Police officers enter Columbia University campus

UCLA:

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian Arab protesters clash

Demonstrators breach security barrier meant to keep opposing protest groups apart on UCLA campus, scuffles ensue.

Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian Arab protesters clash

Sanders supports anti-Israel protests on campuses

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he supports protests against Israel’s war in Gaza, but stresses the need to “condemn, in every form, antisemitism, Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry.”

Sanders supports anti-Israel protests on campuses

Campus anti-Israel protests:

Dozens arrested at encampment at Indiana University

At least 23 arrested for resisting law enforcement after officers respond to a pro-Palestinian Arab encampment at Indiana University.

Dozens arrested at encampment at Indiana University

At Columbia University:

Squad members visit anti-Israel encampment

Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman visit pro-Palestinian Arab encampments at Columbia University, a day after Ilhan Omar did so.

Squad members visit anti-Israel encampment

After backlash

Columbia student apologizes for anti-Israel comments

Columbia University student apologizes for saying on video that "Zionists don’t deserve to live".

Columbia student apologizes for anti-Israel comments

US campus protests:

At least 33 people detained at Indiana University campus

At least 33 people detained following protest in which demonstrators called for a ceasefire in Gaza.

At least 33 people detained at Indiana University campus

Amid anti-Israel protests:

University of Southern California cancels graduation ceremony

University of Southern California cancels main stage graduation ceremony a day after more than 90 anti-Israel protesters were arrested on campus.

University of Southern California cancels graduation ceremony

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Rep. Omar visits anti-Israel protest at Columbia University

Israeli-born professor Shai Davidai responds after Rep. Ilhan Omar meets anti-Israel protesters at Columbia: A new low for the US Congress.

Rep. Omar visits anti-Israel protest at Columbia University

Campus anti-Israel protests

More than a dozen arrested at University of Texas at Austin

Police storm pro-Palestinian Arab protest at University of Texas at Austin, arrest at least 20, including a local news photographer.

More than a dozen arrested at University of Texas at Austin

Campus anti-Israel protests

Dozens of pro-Palestinian Arab protesters arrested at Yale

At least 45 pro-Palestinian Arab protesters arrested at Yale University after police in riot gear storm the campus during a protest.

Dozens of pro-Palestinian Arab protesters arrested at Yale

Israel-born Columbia U. prof:

'I've been barred from entering campus'

Professor Shai Davidai, who has been a vocal critic of Columbia University administration’s response to anti-Israel protests, says his key card had been deactivated.

'I've been barred from entering campus'

During anti-Israeli rally

Jewish Yale student stabbed in the eye with PLO flag

Jewish Yale University student stabbed in the eye with PLO flag while covering anti-Israel protest on campus. Her assailant has gone unpunished.

Jewish Yale student stabbed in the eye with PLO flag

White House:

'No place for antisemitism on any college campus'

Amid anti-Israel rallies at Columbia University, White House condemns antisemitism on college campuses.

'No place for antisemitism on any college campus'

Rutgers added to House probe of campus antisemitism

House Education Committee says it has sent a letter to Rutgers University requesting information regarding its handling of antisemitism on campus.

Rutgers added to House probe of campus antisemitism

Israeli professor:

'Columbia is probing me as act of retaliation'

Israeli-born Columbia University professor Shai Davidai, who ripped the school's failure to address campus antisemitism, says he is under investigation for his pro-Israel advocacy.

'Columbia is probing me as act of retaliation'

For allowing antisemitism

Two Jewish students file lawsuit against MIT

Two Jewish students accuse MIT of allowing antisemitism on campus that has resulted in them being intimidated, harassed and assaulted.

Two Jewish students file lawsuit against MIT

Harvard University:

Co-chair of antisemitism task force resigns

Harvard Business School professor Raffaella Sadun resigns from presidential task force on antisemitism, in the latest setback for the initiative.

Co-chair of antisemitism task force resigns

Harvard subpoenaed in House antisemitism probe

House Education and the Workforce Committee subpoenas Harvard University for alleged obstruction of antisemitism investigation.

Harvard subpoenaed in House antisemitism probe

'Unsanctioned demonstrations'

MIT suspends anti-Israel organization

MIT suspends Coalition Against Apartheid, says it disrupted and endangered students.

MIT suspends anti-Israel organization

Popular TV drama raises awareness to hostages

Season premiere of popular US TV series “Law & Order” tackled the issues of the hostages in Gaza and the antisemitism on US campuses.

Popular TV drama raises awareness to hostages

Unanimously:

Indiana House approves bill on antisemitism

The new bill defines antisemitism as religious discrimination in the state education code.

Indiana House approves bill on antisemitism

Over antisemitism:

Jewish students sue Harvard University

Six students accuse Harvard of allowing its campus to become a bastion of rampant antisemitism.

Jewish students sue Harvard University

Antisemitism probe:

House panel seeks documents from Harvard

House of Representatives panel gives Harvard two weeks to produce list of documents related to a probe on antisemitism at the school.

House panel seeks documents from Harvard

DeSantis to Florida colleges:

Make it easier for Jewish students to transfer

Florida Governor directs state’s colleges and universities to make it easier for Jewish students to transfer to a Florida higher education institution.

Make it easier for Jewish students to transfer

MIT Jewish alumni urge donors to withhold donations

The initiative aims to force the university's administration to crack down more forcefully on campus antisemitism.

MIT Jewish alumni urge donors to withhold donations

Lauder Business School severs ties with Harvard

Vienna-based school says its decision is "in solidarity with the Jewish student community".

Lauder Business School severs ties with Harvard

House condemns antisemitism on college campuses

House of Representatives passes bipartisan resolution denouncing university presidents who testified before Congress last week.

House condemns antisemitism on college campuses

Rutgers University suspends Students for Justice in Palestine

Several universities have taken action against the organization since the start of the war.

Rutgers University suspends Students for Justice in Palestine

Harvard faculty members call for president to keep her job

Hundreds of Harvard faculty members urging the university to keep its president despite comments at congressional hearing last week.

Harvard faculty members call for president to keep her job

After President resigns:

UPenn's chairman of the board steps down

Scott Bok, chairman of the board of trustees at the University of Pennsylvania, resigns effective immediately.

UPenn's chairman of the board steps down

'I'm sorry':

Harvard President apologizes for congressional testimony

Harvard President Claudine Gay apologizes after failing to make clear that a call for genocide of Jews is against university policies.

Harvard President apologizes for congressional testimony

UPenn donor withdraws gift over response to antisemitism

Founder and CEO of Stone Ridge Asset Management withdraws $100 million donation in wake of UPenn president's congressional testimony.

UPenn donor withdraws gift over response to antisemitism

UPenn President:

'A call for genocide of Jewish people is evil, plain and simple'

University of Pennsylvania President seeks to clarify conduct during hearing on campus antisemitism.

'A call for genocide of Jewish people is evil, plain and simple'

Jewish students sue NYU amid rise in campus antisemitism

Three Jewish students accuse New York University of creating a hostile environment towards Jews.

Jewish students sue NYU amid rise in campus antisemitism

Man charged with assault during pro-Israel demo at NYU

21-year-old student charged after punching one person and slamming the thumb of another at New York University’s main library.

Man charged with assault during pro-Israel demo at NYU

Montreal:

Altercation at university over Israel-Hamas war turns violent

One person arrested and at least three injured at Concordia University after altercation related to the Israel-Hamas war.

Altercation at university over Israel-Hamas war turns violent

UPenn:

Staff members receive threatening messages against Jews

University of Pennsylvania alerts FBI of threatening messages its staff members received targeting its Jewish community.

Staff members receive threatening messages against Jews

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Israeli satirical show tackles US campus antisemitism

Israeli satirical television show “Eretz Nehederet” airs sketch featuring pro-Hamas college students in the US.

Israeli satirical show tackles US campus antisemitism

House passes resolution condemning terror support at campuses

US House of Representatives approves resolution condemning support of terrorist organizations at higher education institutions.

House passes resolution condemning terror support at campuses

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Professor blasts Columbia U President's Israel-Hamas response

In fiery speech, Israeli American Professor Shai Davidai alleges Columbia U has taken a pro-terror stance.

Professor blasts Columbia U President's Israel-Hamas response

ADL: 665 anti-Israel incidents on campus in past year

A new report shows that for some campuses, being anti-Israel is a retirement to fit in.

ADL: 665 anti-Israel incidents on campus in past year

Who is pushing Jews out of academia in the US?

Expert on struggle against BDS says steps taken by Trump administration against anti-Israel groups on campuses are the critical response.

Who is pushing Jews out of academia in the US?