Campus Comment

What LSE needs to do next

By James Maltz, December 6, 2011

The revelations of the Woolf Report made for painful reading for the London School of Economics. The outcome was that there must be a coherent ethical investment policy.


Why Twilight is actually a Jewish story

By Lauren Davidson, November 25, 2011

I recently made the bold move of going public about my love for Twilight. I argued that it was a classic tale of love and loss, much like my favourite book Wuthering Heights, but I'm starting to think that my attraction to the franchise is rooted in something deeper.


The modern science of job-hunting

By Shraga Zaltzman, November 24, 2011

Youth unemployment has reached more than a million – a 15-year high. Earlier this month, the government released the latest in its series of frightening employment statistics, and we are left to consider what is driving these very scary numbers.


Time to take the moral high ground

By Stephen Hoffman, November 22, 2011

I have an unswerving commitment to freedom of speech, including the freedom to offend. I also believe it is better to tackle problems head on, which is why I do not believe we should back no-platform policies on campus.


Time to tackle denial of hate

By Raheem Kassam, November 10, 2011

Denial is a dangerous defence mechanism, especially when the safety of our society is concerned.


Job hunting? You just gotta have faith

By Lauren Davidson, November 8, 2011

Being Jewish has always worked out pretty well for me. At school, I was never without a topic for show and tell. In a UCAS interview, I could rely on an anecdote from my unusual background to talk about. At university, I gained an immediate circle of friends.


The Jewniversity Dating Scene

By Anna Sheinman, October 28, 2011

Summer camp is wasted on the young. A giant Jewish schmoozefest, helpfully delineated by level of orthodoxy (Habonim Dror to the left, Bnei Akiva to the right, all the others please fill in as appropriate), two or three times a year, for weeks at a time.


UCL's Malcolm Grant is the one who is 'out of touch'

By Rosanna Rafel, October 18, 2011

The issue of whether university campuses, particularly those in London, were "hot beds" for extremist behaviour was present long before Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab - former president of University College London's Islamic Society - boarded a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.


Avoiding the issues, not fighting for Israel

By Lior Sayada, October 17, 2011

As an active Jewish student on campus, I feel that I have to defend Rabbi Yitzchak Shochet against the accusation that he is "misinformed and naïve", while defending myself and many of my Jewish friends at Birmingham University from the charge that we have "gone soft".


At the Gilad Shalit tent: history in the making

By Jason Roston, October 12, 2011

History was never my favourite subject. When my teachers used to say enthusiastically "history happens around us all the time" I never really understood what they meant.