Universities

When segregation is acceptable

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 30, 2013

Recent media reports have focused on instances of gender segregation at events arranged by Islamic societies at British universities.

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Families plan for future after hearing realities of campus life

By Josh Lewis, April 25, 2013

Dozens of sixth form pupils and their parents heard about kashrut, security issues and social activities on campuses at the Union of Jewish Students’s first university information evening.

The event informed teenagers who are applying to universities, and offered practical and financial advice to their families.

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New boss for student body

By Marcus Dysch, April 18, 2013

UJS Hillel has appointed the Jewish Social Action Forum's campaigns manager David Brown as its executive director.

Mr Brown has worked for a number of social action and youth organisations and is a graduate of the Jewish Agency's Machon young leadership programme. He will take up the newly-created role in June, when current chief executive Daniel Marcus steps down.

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Conference calls prove we can have trust in NUS

By Judith Flacks, April 18, 2013

Jewish students at NUS national conference did themselves, their peers, the student movement, and our community proud.

There were many shining moments throughout last week’s conference where Jewish students proved they will always be ready and willing to fight for what they believe in.

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Where next after UCU ruling?

By Geoffrey Alderman, April 15, 2013

In 2011, the University College Union repudiated the "working definition" of antisemitism promulgated by the European Monitoring Centre on Racism. This definition, while permitting criticism of Israel as of any other state, nonetheless included among its examples of antisemitic conduct, "manifestations" that "target the state of Israel, conceived as a Jewish collectivity."

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Lord Leveson to be Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University

By Simon Rocker, March 22, 2013

Sir Brian Leveson, who led the public enquiry into press standards following the phone-hacking scandal, has become Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

The Liverpool-born judge, a Lord Justice of Appeal, has succeeded the rock guitarist Brian May, who has held the post since 2008.

Cherie Booth, the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, has also held the position.

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Former JSoc president to lead LSE student union

By Marcus Dysch, March 14, 2013

A former Jewish Society president has been elected to run the London School of Economics’ Students’ Union.

Jay Stoll won the battle to be the next general secretary of LSE SU following an election race which featured apparently antisemitic remarks made against him.

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Israel studies professor: 1948 really was ethnic cleansing, not genocide

By Jonathan Kalmus, March 14, 2013

One of the UK’s leading academics says supporters of Israel need to accept historical facts that Israel committed “ethnic cleansing” in 1948 — and be clear that there is no contradiction between this and their support of Israel.

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Take my advice — go out, have fun, and call Mum

By Jordan Jacobs, March 14, 2013

Being Jewish and a law student makes me rather opinionated. I am not afraid to speak out and make a point. I will use this opportunity to provide you with some guidance for your time at university.

Despite what you may hear about the first year of university being a breeze, it isn’t. That’s not to say that I’m not enjoying it.

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Turing Award won by Israeli second time in a row

By Anna Sheinman, March 13, 2013

The Turing Award, known as the Nobel Prize of computing, has been won by an Israeli for the second time in a row.

Professor Shafi Goldwasser of the Weizmann Institute of Science near Tel Aviv won the 2012 prize along with Prof Silvio Micali of MIT for their work creating the foundations of internet security.

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