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Vassar College sends Thanksgiving message bashing Trump and Bannon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 5:00pm 11/23/2016 at 5:00pm
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If you didn’t read Legal Insurrection, you might think that liberal arts Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, just north of New York City, is an island of tolerance, understanding and freedom of thought. That’s what its website says.

But since you read Legal Insurrection, you know that for the past several years...

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Vassar Election Reaction: “students gathered for an impromp­tu primal scream”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 18, 2016 at 3:00pm 11/18/2016 at 3:00pm

We’ve seen some *impressive* student reactions to the election of Donald Trump.

But the reaction of students at Vassar College appears to be our first “primal scream.”

The student newspaper reported:

By the end of election night, Vas­sar campus was filled with faces of somber disbelief. Social media outlets were flooded with indignant outcries...

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At Vassar College, hosting a pro-Israel speaker still is controversial

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 4:00pm 9/29/2016 at 4:00pm
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Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has had an abysmal few years when it comes to anti-Israel and sometimes antisemitic activity. You can scroll through our Vassar Tag for dozens of posts.

Here are a few of those posts that provide an overview:

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Dozens of groups support plea for help from Vassar Jewish students

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 1:00pm 5/12/2016 at 1:00pm

Late last month, Vassar College students narrowly rejected a proposed Israel-boycott.

Legal Insurrection led the way in exposing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity at Vassar over the past two years. Key parts of the problem were vocal faculty who were hostile to Israel and favorable towards the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement....

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Vassar student body REJECTS Israel boycott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:27pm 4/28/2016 at 12:27pm
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The Vassar student body voted the past two days on two anti-Israel referenda sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.

For background on anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activism at Vassar, see Tuesday’s post, Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda.

The results...

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Vassar students start voting on anti-Israel referenda

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 9:00pm 4/26/2016 at 9:00pm
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We have covered extensively the goings on at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, with regard to anti-Israel resolutions proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace.

The atmosphere has been particularly toxic, with overt acts of anti-Semitism and intimidation of students who oppose the Boycott, Divestment...

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Vassar Prof: “Anti-Jewish speech off and on campus is very real”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:00pm 3/22/2016 at 8:00pm

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement at Vassar College has been unusually ugly and aggressive in the two-plus years I’ve been covering developments there.

In my first post on March 27, 2014, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar, I detailed — based on interviews with professors who witnessed the events first-h...

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Study documents correlation between campus anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:30pm 3/14/2016 at 8:30pm

At one level, you could put this post in the “tell me something I don’t already know” category.

For several years I have been documenting anti-Israel activity on campus, typically part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and carried out by groups like Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP).

At the...

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Vassar student gov’t passes anti-Israel BDS Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 3/6/2016 at 9:00pm
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In a vote tonight, the Vassar College Student Association (VSA) council passed by a vote of 15-7 an anti-Israel Resolution which adopts the full BDS movement list of demands and calls for divestment from certain companies. The BDS Resolution was a joint effort of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish...

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Vassar student gov’t may lose control of funding if passes BDS resolution (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 3/4/2016 at 7:00pm
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The Vassar College Student Association is in the midst of a highly contentious debate over whether to adopt an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution and bylaws amendment proposed by Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace.  SJP takes the position that the BDS resolution

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1975 – When Vassar students protested anti-Semitism masquerading as anti-Zionism

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 4, 2016 at 10:30am 3/4/2016 at 10:30am

The Vassar College Student Association  council is voting anonymously on March 6, 2016, on an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution proposed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP). For details, see Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution.

For years the BDS campaign on campus...

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Vassar anti-Israel activists attempt stealth academic boycott Resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 2:30pm 3/3/2016 at 2:30pm
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One of the most controversial aspects of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is the academic boycott.

That academic boycott has been condemned and rejected by the Presidents of over 250 American universities and colleges, and major groups such as the American Council on Education (1700+ Higher Ed Institutions), Association of Public and Land-grant...

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When Vassar students demanded William F. Buckley Jr. be disinvited

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 7:00pm 2/28/2016 at 7:00pm

One question I frequently get is something along the lines of “How did college campuses get this way?”

And by “this way” people refer to the leftist intolerance of opposing viewpoints, now expressed through the misnomered “social justice” movement and Social Justice Warriors. My response is pretty consistent, that we abandoned the...

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Vassar student council will vote anonymously on Israel boycott resolution

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:10pm 2/25/2016 at 7:10pm

As documented before, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has faced a waive of anti-Israel, and in some cases anti-Semitic, activity on campus for the past two years centered around the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The latest spark is a combined effort by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar...

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Anti-BDS Palestinian Human Rights Activist shouted down at U. Chicago

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 10:30am 2/21/2016 at 10:30am
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Bassem Eid is a well-known Palestinian Human Rights activist who has been critical of human rights abuses and corruption in the Palestinian Authority and Hamas-run Gaza.

Eid is an advocate of peaceful co-existence, and has made enemies in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement because Eid believes BDS is harmful to...

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Vassar students demand all bathrooms be “all-gender”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 9:08pm 2/18/2016 at 9:08pm
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Between the anti-Israel activity on campus that has generated enormous media attention, and the protest against a feminist Professor who allegedly used improper transgender pronouns, there is plenty of turmoil on the Vassar College campus.

Now there is another point of conflict, a demand by students that all bathrooms be converted...

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Wall Street Journal Op-Ed: “Majoring in Anti-Semitism at Vassar”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:30pm 2/17/2016 at 9:30pm

For the past two years we have been reporting on extreme anti-Israelism veering into anti-Semitism at Vassar College, in Poughkeepsie, NY.

We have relentlessly documented a series of shocking events. Among other things, in 2014 Jewish students who stood up at a campus-wide forumwere mocked and jeered by a raucous crowd of students and...

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