Academic Freedom  (Page 2)

Demand a full and transparent investigation of Syracuse University disinvite of Israeli filmmaker

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9:15pm 9/3/2016 at 9:15pm

The academic boycott movement against Israel has achieved very little so far, though it has poisoned the campus atmosphere with its anti-academic freedom message.

There is no university or college in that United State that I’m aware of even considering the academic boycott of Israel. The academic boycott resolutions at faculty organizations...

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So @MarcLamontHill, should we boycott breakthrough Tel Aviv U melanoma research?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 9:15pm 8/27/2016 at 9:15pm
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Marc Lamont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College, frequent cable news commentator, and host of his own shows on BET and VH1.

Lamont Hill has voiced support for “revolutionary struggle” against Israel, which he recorded on a video for a Dream Defenders trip to express solidarity with Palestinians against Israel:

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Victory: YouTube restores video of vile BDS harassment of pro-Israel Professor

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 9:30am 6/15/2016 at 9:30am

On June 10, 2016, I reported on how Someone wants to suppress this video of vile BDS shoutdown of Professor.

The video in question showed Irish anti-Israel activist Joseph Loughnane verbally abusing and threatening Professor Alan Johnson, who runs the Fathom Journal and was giving a lecture against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. His...

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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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U. Waterloo students reject academic boycott of Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 1:00pm 1/28/2016 at 1:00pm
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A coalition of anti-Israel students at the University of Waterloo obtained 4000 signatures to put a resolution to a full student body vote completely severing ties with several Israeli academic institutions:

In November 2015, the Federation of Students received a petition of over 4000 signatures to initiate a referendum for the...

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Students Across America DEMAND Equality, Padded Safe Spaces

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 30, 2015 at 1:15pm 11/30/2015 at 1:15pm

Trigger Warning: “BACK IN MY DAY” rant in 3…2…

I don’t harbor many memories from undergrad that are related to social justice or student protests. At one point, one guy (it was the mid-oughts, so we can assume he was one of three hippies at Purdue University) went on a hunger strike,...

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:09pm 11/23/2015 at 3:09pm

This post has been updated.

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has] failed our black students,” “Concerned Students 2015” released a laundry list of demands to the...

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ALERT: Faculty Association anti-Israel Boycott season has started

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 8:00pm 11/15/2015 at 8:00pm

The academic year in progress features several Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) resolutions to boycott Israeli universities by major academic professional organizations, as well as preparatory boycott activity to lead up to votes in future years.

Here is the schedule, in chronological order, based upon what we now know:

1. National Women’s...

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Shocked at Yale and Mizzou? Pro-Israel students have lived with intimidation for years

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:30am 11/10/2015 at 11:30am

The recent incidents at Yale University and U. Missouri of students-gone-wild against open discussion and press freedom have shocked not just conservatives, but also liberals.

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The fact that a professor was involved in the silencing has Twitter in a storm:

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Breaking! Anti-Israel academic boycotters STILL don’t like being boycotted

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 9:15pm 7/28/2015 at 9:15pm
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This could be a series. In fact, with this post, maybe it is a series.

We have covered many times the faculty members who demand the boycott of Israeli academic institutions (BDS) — which necessarily involves boycotting the individuals who work at those institutions — and then complain when...

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Academic freedom for those who seek to destroy academic freedom

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 11:00am 5/3/2015 at 11:00am

It’s only been a few weeks since the last scandal and already UCLA is embroiled in yet another controversy over its alleged anti-Jewish and anti-Zionist campus climate.

Back in February, in an incident that generated media headlines and a tidal wave of condemnations, several student government leaders questioned sophomore Rachel Beyda’s eligibility...

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Cancelled Southampton anti-Israel conference was academic fraud

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 13, 2015 at 7:45pm 4/13/2015 at 7:45pm

It’s getting tougher to be a Jew in Britain.

According to a report by the UK’s Community Security Trust, anti-Semitic incidents have skyrocketed in 2014, reaching the highest levels ever recorded.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center reports that British Jews are increasingly afraid to visit Jewish-owned stores.

A recent UK study finds that almost half...

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UC Berkeley students organize to block Bill Maher from speaking on campus

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 8:30am 10/28/2014 at 8:30am
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Back in September, Prof. Jacobson asked How long before Bill Maher is banned on campus?

It turns out the answer is… about a month.

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Academic boycott busted — American Studies Assoc backs off anti-Israel conference rules

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 7:42pm 10/18/2014 at 7:42pm
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We have covered the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel since inception, and compiled the definitive list and accompanying statements of universities and associations rejecting the boycott.  Scroll through the ASA Tag for the full history.

The short version is that the boycott targeted all Israeli academic institutions, and importantly, faculty and scholars...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters rig debate at American Anthropological Association

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 6:30pm 9/28/2014 at 6:30pm

The fight over the academic boycott of Israel in the United States mostly is confined to professional associations in the Humanities and Social Sciences, where anti-Israel activist faculty have some ability to rig the system in their favor through control of key committees and programs.

Unlike in the real world at universities,...

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How long before Bill Maher banned on campus?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:32pm 9/28/2014 at 3:32pm

Because of this:

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and this:

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Sign Petition Against Academic Boycott of Israel (Update – 900+)

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:15am 9/21/2014 at 11:15am

We have covered the anti-Israel academic boycott movement so many times, the easiest way to come up to speed is to scroll through the American Studies Association Tag starting at the earliest date.

The short version is that anti-Zionist, anti-Israel academic activists for years have maneuvered to take over professional organizations in...

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