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Tag: University Of California, Berkeley
March 8, 2012 | 11:02 am
February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm
Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.
Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate thatthe gap in achievement...
December 26, 2011 | 11:47 am
December 12, 2011 | 3:16 pm
Hillel leaders at the University of California, Berkeley, are urging the Jewish Student Union on campus to reconsider its rejection of J Street’s campus affiliate.
The Jewish Student Union, an umbrella body for UC Berkeley Jewish student groups, voted last month to deny membership...
December 7, 2011 | 6:06 pm
U.C. Berkeley’s Jewish Student Union includes groups such as Challah for Hunger, Bears for Israel and the Jewish Business Association.
J Street U will not be joining them.
At a Nov. 16 general meeting, the union voted to deny membership to the Berkeley chapter of J Street U, the...
November 21, 2011 | 11:49 am
September 8, 2011 | 3:49 pm
An Israeli civil rights group has sent letters to 150 U.S. college presidents reminding them of their legal obligations to prevent the harassment of Jewish students on their campuses.
In its letter dated Sept. 8, the Shurat Din-Israel Law Center in Tel Aviv also reminded the...
June 2, 2011 | 12:44 pm
A potted plant was thrown through the front window of the Chabad House at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on Tuesday, May 31. The building is the site of regular Friday night and holiday dinners for UCI students and serves as the residence of UCI Chabad co-directors,...
May 17, 2011 | 5:49 pm
Read more on UCI hate week here.
Matan Cohen, an Israeli activist with Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW), addressed a lunchtime crowd at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), on May 11 as part of an annual program of anti-Israel activity sponsored by the university’s...
March 31, 2011 | 8:36 am
At Berkeley campus, Jewish students on far left and far right on Israel talk about their motivations
March 7, 2011 | 1:10 pm
February 24, 2011 | 4:41 pm
A program that is credited with creating a vibrant Orthodox community at UCLA needs to prove by the end of March that it can raise $80,000 annually to ensure its future on the Westwood campus.
The Orthodox Union (OU) has paid the salaries for two professionals who founded and have...
February 24, 2011 | 7:24 am
February 16, 2011 | 11:41 am
Sandra Vasquez has a longer job history than many 28-year-olds. When she was 10, she began working with her father, a contractor who didn’t speak much English. She served as his translator and all-around assistant. Vasquez is the first member of her family to graduate from high...
February 16, 2011 | 7:49 am
One hundred faculty members at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), have called on Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas to drop criminal charges against 11 current and former students arrested in February 2010 for disrupting a public speech by Michael Oren,...
November 10, 2010 | 10:10 am
Addressing the tension between free speech and hate speech on University of California campuses at a forum in Orange County, UC President Mark Yudof told a Jewish group that university administrators cannot censor anti-Semitism propagated by Muslim student groups, even while he...
September 7, 2010 | 1:02 pm
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) has upheld its decision to sanction its Muslim Student Union (MSU), though it cut short the group’s yearlong suspension to four months. The group may not officially use university facilities during the fall 2010 quarter, recruit new...
March 25, 2010 | 12:26 pm
The student government president at the University of California vetoed a bill calling for divestment from two companies doing business with Israel.
Will Smelko, the president of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, shot down the bill Wednesday, the...
March 18, 2010 | 11:43 am
The student government at the University of California, Berkeley reportedly endorsed a divestment bill.
The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley passed the bill by a wide margin early Thursday morning, it was reported.
The Daily Californian had reported...
December 3, 2008 | 9:34 pmUC to Reopen Study in Israel
Officials at the University of California are talking with their counterparts at Hebrew University of Jerusalem about reopening the UC's study abroad program there for Fall 2009.
The program was suspended in 2002 after Israel made the U.S. State...
July 1, 2008 | 3:43 pm
June 9, 2008 | 1:05 am
Professor Boris Rubinsky and his team at Hebrew University and the University of California, Berkeley, have designed a system to transfer medical images via cell phone. Watch how this technology works
March 23, 2008 | 6:00 pm
March 8, 2008 | 5:00 pm
June 28, 2007 | 8:00 pmWeiss' Iran Divestment Measure Approved
The Los Angeles City Council this week directed the city's pension fund to stop investing in foreign companies involved in Iran's defense, energy and nuclear industries. The measure, introduced by Councilman Jack Weiss, is part of a rolling...
Briefs: Spielberg to press Hu Jintao on Darfur; U of California vs. Shabbat; Weiss recall effort kicks off
May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm
May 8, 2003 | 8:00 pm
Funders of UC Berkeley's Center for Middle Eastern Studies have links to Al-Qaeda, according to a campus Jewish newspaper.
Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who funds the center's Sultan Endowment for Arab studies, is a primary defendant in the $100 trillion lawsuit filed in U.S....
April 11, 2002 | 8:00 pm
The University of California has suspended its junior year abroad program in Israel and is recalling its 27 remaining students there, though not all are heeding the call.
Citing "dramatically escalating violence" in the region, UC made the recall official on Thursday, April 11 for...
October 25, 2001 | 8:00 pm
May 20, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe subject arose over dinner in a neighborhood restaurant. Have you heard, asked a friend who's generally up on current affairs, that the new governor wants to open the University of California system to the top 4 percent of every high school graduating class? The implications...