“To be clear, the actions of Duke Student Government are independent of, and not determined by or sanctioned by, the university”
It’s a good thing that the administration stepped in here. The left’s disdain for Israel is bizarre.
FOX News reports:
Duke University pro-Israel group denied recognition by student government, admin overrules
The Duke University administration will provide support to a pro-Israel student organization originally denied official recognition by the student government.
In a statement released by Duke University President Vincent E. Price and Provost Sally Kornbluth Nov. 24, the two said the university has found ways for the group to receive financial and program support without formal recognition by the student government.
“The university has identified options for SSI to secure financial and programmatic support,” the statement says, referring to Students Supporting Israel.
The statement also made clear that the decision to deny the SSI chapter formal recognition is “independent of” the university.
“To be clear, the actions of Duke Student Government are independent of, and not determined by or sanctioned by, the university,” the administration’s statement added.
Additionally, the Duke University Office of Institutional Equity and the Office of Conduct and Community Standards is reviewing the Duke Student Government’s decision to determine if students were discriminated against based on national origin and religion.
The Duke Student Government senate originally approved the Students Supporting Israel group as a registered student organization on Nov. 10. But student government President Christina Wang vetoed it, stating the group “singled out” a student on social media.
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