Protesters chanted, “Brown students voted yes on divest. Provost Locke: what’s next? End our complicity now,” and dropped leaflets.
Brown has become the first Ivy League university where students passed a BDS referendum.
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The statement read: “While we welcome free expression, behavior that creates a hostile environment on campus is not tolerated.”
Anti-Zionists refuse to see Israel as the nuanced, complicated country that it is, instead choosing the Jewish state as the scapegoat against which to vent their frustrations with the global political order.
Everyone loves lists. Lists are fun and informative, and ranked lists in particular help us make decisions more efficiently. But lists are also deceptively powerful: it’s really hard for a person to properly judge the objective value of something distinct from its ranking once they’ve seen it on a ranked list, whether that “something” is a brand of car, a style of sweater, or a college. There’s a reason so many universities have been caught cheating the U.S. News and World Report’s rigorous ranking system: it pays to do so.
The president of Brown Students for Israel warns new students that anti-Semitism is alive and well on college campuses.
A lot has happened at Brown RISD Hillel over the past few days after a group of Jewish students planned an event that they framed as a dialogue on competing Jewish and Palestinian narratives around the 1948 War of Independence.
“We held the event in Hillel, unauthorized — without knowledge of the Hillel staff — after our Hillel withdrew its support.”
The Brown University chapter of the historically Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi has separated from the international organization and become an independent fraternity.