Campus Monitor - Manhattanville College

Student Voices

  • October 21, 2015 – JEWISH MANHATTANVILLE STUDENT (Evelyn) “the “disrespect and ignorance” [I have] faced as a Jewish student is hard to believe. [In one particularly offensive incident, Obertnaya described how she was working a table for Hillel at a club fair when a student, upon hearing that the group was Jewish, threw a penny on the ground to see if she would “go pick it up.”]” Read more

  • October 21, 2015 – JEWISH MANHATTANVILLE STUDENT (Jen) “…one class…the professor used “Israel” and “apartheid” interchangeably. I stood up and said, ‘that’s not right, and I find your wording offensive.’” Read more

 

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH/MOVEMENT/ASSEMBLY;
HARASSMENT
4/2/16 – At a Hillel event, an invited speaker was shouted down while talking about Israel and the BDS movement, and the heckler responsible screamed at the audience, “He is brainwashing you, don’t believe anything he tells you, it’s all lies.”

 

In the News ?

April 16, 2016:
The Jerusalem Post – A great teaching moment

October 21, 2015: The Jewish Week – On Leafy Campuses, Hillel Struggles For A Foothold
(Description note, “Evelyn Obertnaya, another member of the Manhattanville board, said that the “disrespect and ignorance” she has faced as a Jewish student is “hard to believe.”…In one particularly offensive incident, Obertnaya described how she was working a table for Hillel at a club fair when a student, upon hearing that the group was Jewish, threw a penny on the ground to see if she would “go pick it up.”… “Deep-rooted stereotypes about Jews still exist here, on a liberal arts campus only a train-ride away from New York City,” she said. Weintraub, the co-president, said the ignorance includes Israel as well. “Most [students] just assume that the narrative they hear in mainstream media is the way it is — Israel as the oppressor,” she said. Challenging these notions often compels her to speak up in class, even to contradict the professor. She described one class in which the professor used “Israel” and “apartheid” interchangeably. “I stood up and said, ‘that’s not right, and I find your wording offensive,” said Weintraub.”)

 

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