CU-Monitor© 2018

BDS Continues on Campus, While Some Democrats Take on Omar and Tlaib

Alexander Joffe

The Algemeiner

Mon Apr 01 2019

...Elsewhere on campus, a BDS resolution was voted down by the student government at Columbia University. But Brown University students approved a BDS referendum (where all candidates for student government had previously expressed support), as did students at Swarthmore College. The presidents of both Brown and Swarthmore rejected the resolutions.

Another resolution has been proposed at Cornell University (where the university president has already expressed firm opposition). At Cornell, student candidates to the university’s Board of Trustees were also queried on their support for BDS. Public debates were marred by unfounded allegations of “Islamophobia,” and a member of the student government supporting BDS demanded that the vote be done via email, through the “diversity and inclusion” committee that she chairs. The “correct” attitude towards BDS is also a factor in upcoming elections for the Columbia University student government. Making BDS a litmus test for candidates is a new strategy designed to guarantee the results of future campaigns.....

BDS Continues on Campus, While Some Democrats Take on Omar and Tlaib