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Birthright program ignores Israeli conflict

By NOAH MLYN – 6 years ago

As we approach winter break, many Jewish Vassar students, along with Jewish young adults around the world, are considering taking advantage of what seems like an amazing op­portunity: a completely…

Social justice orgs unite for Israeli-Palestinian peace

By BETHAN JOHNSON – 6 years ago

Touching on the controversial climate at Vassar surrounding issues concerning Israeli-Palestinian relations, leaders of the BDS movement Rebecca Vilkomerson and Hind Awwad hosted a panel advocating for their cause and…

Outside the Bubble 2/5/14

By SEBASTIEN LASSEUR AND RHYS JOHNSON – 6 years ago

Boehner, House Republicans Snub White House in Netanyahu Invitation House Speaker John Boehner has circumvented the Obama administration to invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak to a joint…

Alumna expresses discontent with Vassar BDS movement

By LAURIE JOSEPHS – 7 years ago

Imagine five Vassar departments and two programs co-sponsoring a speech by a Ku Klux Klan supporter. Or Vassar giving its imprimatur to a rant against members of the LGBTQ community…

Baskin supports ‘possible’ two state-solution in talk

By RHYS JOHNSON – 7 years ago

On Nov. 3, J Street U Vassar, a student organization committed to discussing a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within the context a two state-solution perspective, hosted an event featuring…

BBC series artfully delves into Israel-Palestine conflict

By JAMES PEDERSON – 7 years ago

When a family member is kidnapped, Anglo-Israeli arms heiress-turned-philanthropist Nessa Stein struggles with the past and present as her Arab-Israeli telecommunications initiative is manipulated by dark forces beyond her control.…

Preliminary org criticized for online image

By NOBLE INGRAM – 7 years ago

On Tuesday, May 13, the Vassar preliminary student organization, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), posted an image online linked to Nazi propaganda. The distribution of the image, as well…

Open Hillel allows VJU to welcome all backgrounds

By VASSAR JEWISH UNION – 7 years ago

Two months ago, the Vassar Jewish Union, a Hillel Student Organization (VJU), declared itself an Open Hillel. Since then, there have been many articles published and discussions had about what…

Letter to the Editor 04/10/2014

By Laurie Josephs – 7 years ago

Had I any doubts that our students are ill-served when faculty act primarily as activists rather than scholars, Prof. Schreier’s letter (“Campus Discourse Continues to Be Strong,” The Miscellany News…

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