Campus Monitor - Grand Valley State University
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December 4, 2016:
Grand Valley Longthorn – Diversity Dialogue: Being a Jew at GVSU
April 21, 2016:
Lanthorn – THIS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED – Anti-Semitic acts have no place at GVSU
April 20, 2016:
Lanthorn – Anti-Semitic reports on the rise at GVSU
(Description note, “Since Dec. 5, 2015, six anti-Semitic related incidents have been reported on campus. Two of these instances involved swastikas being drawn on walls or doors of residence halls. Two other incidents involved swastikas and additional messages, including “I am a Nazi” and “Hitler did nothing wrong.” An additional incident involved a faculty member making anti-Semitic gestures in a classroom, and the final report involved a Star of David with an “X” scratched into it on the window of a bus.”)
February 11, 2016:
Campus Reform – Student senator nixes plan to remove pro-Israel Sabra hummus from campus
September 28, 2015: EVENT – “In Our Power: U.S. Students Organize for Justice In Palestine” with associate editor of the Electronic Intifada, Nora Borrow Friedman.
(Description note, Professor Alvarez also emailed students an email which stated, “A gentle reminder that tomorrow, M 9/28 we will not be meeting in our regular digs but will instead gather in 2215-2216 Kirkhof to attend a talk on the student movement for justice in Palestine by Nora Barrows-Friedman. Please remember that attendance is mandatory, not optional, and that if you miss the talk you will chalk up an absence As I’ve already indicated, the talk is relevant to the last assigned text that you’ll be reading for the course, viz, Suad Amiry’s Sharon And My Mother-in-Law. It is also educational in the broader sense with which GVSU wishes to inculcate its students. That it is to say, it is intended to make you better informed citizens, and as President Eisenhower once observed, for democracy to flourish in the United States the country must always be able to count on an “alert and informed” citizenry. On that note, if you’re not familiar with the conflict between Palestinians and their Israeli rulers (or even if you think you are), you might want to look at two of the documents I’ve placed inside the “Israel/Palestine” folder in the Course Documents on Blackboard: Joe Sacco’s “Return,” which captures the essential points about the origins of the conflict, and the chronology I’ve assembled, which gives you a few key dates and explains their significance.”)
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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty