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  • Mark Yudof on Jews, Israel and his UC presidency

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2013 | 11:57 am

    When Mark G. Yudof arrived at University of California headquarters in Oakland in 2008 to take over as president of the 10-campus system, among the problems awaiting him were charges that administrators on the Irvine campus were not protecting Jewish students against hate speech...

  • Berkeley student senate passes divestment bill SB 160 11-9

    April 18, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In a dramatic vote that was emotional for all sides, the ASUC Senate voted 11-9 to divest from companies affiliated with Israel’s military early Thursday morning.

    The heated debate began Wednesday evening and carried on for 10 hours, continuing into Thursday. Anna Head Alumnae...

  • Cliffhanger divestment vote at UC Santa Barbara

    April 18, 2013 | 11:08 am

    A 13-hour marathon meeting at the UC Santa Barbara student senate lasted through the night of April 10-11, culminating in a cliffhanger vote to deny an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

    I was among the 400 students — Jews and other Israel supporters on one side of the issue, and...

  • Canadian university student union strips funding of anti-Israel group

    April 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    The University of Manitoba Students' Union voted to strip funding and official club status from an anti-Israel group on campus.

    The April 11 vote concerning Students Against Israeli Apartheid, or SAIA, went against legal advice and bucked the trend among other student councils at...

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  • Heavy Flag

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 10, 2013 | 1:54 pm

  • UC Riverside rescinds BDS call

    April 10, 2013 | 12:47 pm

    The student senate at the University of California, Riverside, has reversed itself, rescinding a resolution it passed a few weeks earlier that had targeted companies doing business with Israel in the West Bank. 

    Inspired by the broader BDS movement — which aims to isolate Israel...

  • U.C. Riverside student govt. rescinds Israel divestment resolution

    April 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.

    The Associated Student Government's Student Senate on Wednesday voted 10-2 to cancel the March 6 resolution that called on the school to withdraw funds from companies...

  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters pulls out of New York Y event

    April 4, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who supports a boycott of Israel, pulled out of a speaking engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    “We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30,” a statement from the Jewish cultural institution on the...

  • Canada’s largest student association endorses Israel boycott

    April 1, 2013 | 6:43 am

    The largest student association in Canada passed a resolution endorsing the global boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.

    With the passage late last week of the resolution, York University's student association joins two others in Canada -- the University of...

  • Three UC student governments endorse BDS

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 10:46 am

    In the first two weeks of March, student governments at two University of California campuses — UC Riverside and UC San Diego (UCSD) — voted to approve resolutions urging their campus administrations and the University of California as a whole to divest from companies doing...

  • BDS call pushes California pension funds

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Responding to petitions signed by hundreds of their members, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) — the state’s two largest pension plans — have become enmeshed in the battle to persuade American...

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