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With CCSC elections looming, BDS debate takes center stage

Elina Arbo

Columbia Spectator

Thu Mar 28 2019

Alongside academic policy, food insecurity, and mental health reform, students have voiced one defining issue in the upcoming elections for the Columbia College Student Council: the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, which calls for the University to divest from companies that “profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians.”

Both CCSC and Barnard’s Student Government Association have increasingly become forums for the BDS debate to play out on campus. In recent years, council meetings over the issue have drawn hundreds of students into jam-packed rooms, incited hours-long debates, and sparked heated conversations across campus....

With CCSC elections looming, BDS debate takes center stage