Brooklyn College has largely exonerated two students who spent the last four months ensnared in a drawn-out disciplinary process and publically accused of anti-Semitism by their college president.
A City University of New York disciplinary committee handed down the minimum punishment to two Brooklyn College students involved in an “anti-Zionist and anti-Jewish” February protest, where a faculty member said he heard someone called a “Zionist pig.”
Just a trace of the chalk slogans is all that remains on the sidewalk outside the entrance to the West Quad section of Brooklyn College. But the slogans, part of a form of protest and expression that has surfaced on the Midwood campus this past month, are yet another indication of the longstanding tensions between students over the Middle East conflict.
The president of Brooklyn College distributed public events guidelines formulated in the wake of the ejection of four pro-Israel students from a boycott Israel event last year.
A report commissioned by Brooklyn College has cleared organizers of the controversial forum on the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement held in February at Brooklyn College of charges that they discriminated against Jews in admitting people to the event.
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Brooklyn College launched a probe into allegations that Jewish students were wrongly ejected from an event hosted by the school in support of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
Amid political controversy, 300 people attended Brooklyn College’s BDS panel last night, with another 150 gathering outside in the cold to protest the event.