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Student Politics

Anti-Semitism Smears Used to Silence Palestine Activists

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

As the movement to advance Palestinian human rights gains traction, a counter-effort is underway to silence the voices of Palestine human rights activists. At the heart of the opposition is the disingenuous claim that those advocating for BDS are motivated not by a real concern for Palestinians rights, but by a hatred of Jewish people.

Anti-Semitism Charge Increasingly Leveled Against Student Advocates for Palestinian Human Rights

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 05.30.2015 | College
The Center for Constitutional Rights

Anti-Semitism remains a very real problem. The line of questioning put to UCLA student Rachel Beyda during her confirmation hearing for a student government position was inappropriate, and yes, anti-Semitic in its raw form. So are the isolated incidents of swastikas found on campuses.

The Special Obligations of Tenured Faculty

Joseph Urgo | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Joseph Urgo

What are the "special obligations" of tenured faculty members? What obligation flows from a special position of privileged, protected speech?

Samantha Lachman

Emilio Vicente Runs To Help All Undocumented Students | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Latino Voices

Undocumented immigrant Emilio Vicente is on the ballot Tuesday in North Carolina. The job is short-term but offers a significant platform: Vicente, a ...

Schools Unite to Support a Plastic Bag Ban, Fee or Tax in NYC

Veronique Pittman | Posted 04.13.2013 | Green
Veronique Pittman

Inspired to take action by the successes of large cities and many towns in NY in passing ordinances to ban or impose fees on single use plastic bags, K-12 schools are launching a campaign to pressure the City Council to consider the issue more seriously.

Today's Student Activism

Jay Mandle | Posted 11.29.2011 | College
Jay Mandle

Progressive and engaged students perpetually are faced with a dilemma. The logic of their commitments points to political participation, but entry into the system feels like a betrayal of their values.