Columbia University student government postpones BDS referendum due to pandemic
Jewish News Syndicate
Wed Apr 22 2020
Due to the United States and the world grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, Columbia University’s student government has postponed an undergraduate student referendum scheduled for this month calling on the university to divest from companies doing business in Israel.
In a statement on Friday, the Columbia Elections Commission (CEC) and the executive board of the Columbia College Student Council (CCSC) said that it would not be conducive to hold the vote because students are not on campus to discuss the BDS referendum ahead of the vote.
The university switched to remote learning on March 11.
The vote has been pushed to the fall semester “or whenever campus returns to its normal operation,” said CEC and CCSC....