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Letter to the Editor 2/27/2014

By VARIOUS – 8 years ago

On Feb. 12, 2014, Naomi Dann and Nicole Massad wrote an opinions piece in The Miscellany News. They condemned President Hill and Dean Chenette’s denouncement of the American Studies Association’s…

Letter to the Editor 2/27/2014

By ASE MARGRETHE HANSEN – 8 years ago

I read with bewilderment Katherine Howard ’12´s article in the February 19th issue. Howard advances her arguments by appeal to undisclosed authority—an authority she wants her reader to believe is unimpeachable,…

VJU agrees to be Open Hillel organization

By VASSAR JEWISH UNION – 8 years ago

Members of the Vassar Jewish Union (VJU) community voted on Tuesday, Feb. 18 to declare the organization to be an Open Hillel. The VJU is a Hillel-affiliated student organization that…

Letter to the Editor 2/20/14

By MELISSA E. GREEN – 8 years ago

In “Vassar ignores values behind ASA boycott,” Dann and Massad argued that Israel’s academic institutions are complicit in the oppression of Palestinians. But if we accept that reasoning, the ASA…

Student viewpoint on BDS doesn’t consider all sides

By JIM RAKER – 8 years ago

As a Vassar alumnus, class of 1978, I have been interested in the American Studies Association’s (ASA) attempt to boycott Israeli academic institutions and Vassar’s response to it. I am…

Vassar ignores values behind ASA boycott

By NAOMI DANN & NICOLE MASSAD – 8 years ago

On behalf of Vassar College, President Hill and Dean Chenette recently denounced the boycott of Israeli academic institutions endorsed by academic associations such as the American Studies Association (ASA) and…

Office of the President opposes Israel boycott

By ELOY BLEIFUSS PRADOS – 8 years ago

During Winter Break on the second day of the New Year, the College released a statement announcing its opposition to an academic boycott of Israeli educational institutions. This decision comes…

Butler reframes identity in Zionism debate

By RACHAEL BORNÉ – 9 years ago

During her lecture on Monday April 9, 2013, Judith Butler framed her discussion around a seemingly straightforward question: ‘What does it mean to be a Zionist?’ The talk, entitled ‘Martin…