“The message on these flyers is reprehensible and does not represent who we are as a community,” said the UC Davis chancellor.
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Hillel’s College Guide lists 981 colleges and universities, from IDC Herziliya to Southern Methodist. And yet, Swarthmore and Wesleyan, where students participated in the controversial Open Hillel movement, are missing from the list entirely. Guilford and Vassar, the other two schools commonly affiliated with the movement, are listed in the guide. They remain affiliated with Hillel International, while Wesleyan and Swarthmore are not.
I love Vassar’s Jewish community. We are, much like the Maccabees, small but mighty.
Students, recent graduates, faculty and staff members of Algemeiner’s ‘40 Worst Colleges for Jewish Students’ respond to claims that their campuses are toxic places for Jewish students.
Michaela Pohl, who has been teaching at Vassar since 1999, is not Jewish — but students have called her a ‘Zionist’ and an ‘idiot’ for speaking out against the school’s BDS resolution.
Jason Storch says that pro-BDS students at Vassar have pursued an aggressive campaign of intimidation, leaving Jewish peers silenced, heckled and mocked.
The student government of Vassar College voted for a resolution calling for a statement supporting a boycott of Israel.
Vassar College is the place where junior Abigail Johnson feels most Jewish. So why do media reports keep portraying it as someplace any Jewish student would feel unsafe?
Vassar College’s student council delayed approval of a funding request from J Street U, a left-wing pro-Israel group, because of concerns that it would be supporting a racist ideology.