Universities

A lot to digest ­– and I don’t enjoy cooking

By Jordan Jacobs, January 31, 2013

The second term has begun, and university life has commenced. Exams, coursework, society trips and work experience are just a few of the things to consider.

It is so different from home life, how I miss not having to cook every night, the dishwasher, sky satellite and other home comforts. To all those waiting to move away from home, do not take them for granted, you will miss them.

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Stand with Israel, make a difference

By Shlomie Liberow, January 24, 2013

There is no shortage of causes in campus life. A brisk stroll through freshers’ fairs sees one bombarded with pleas to join numerous societies and campaigns.

I wanted to make a tangible difference and Israel is a cause close to my heart. Was it this that compelled me last year to join the inaugural Stand With Us UK Fellowship?

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Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation 'a mistake'

By Jennifer Lipman, January 14, 2013

The Oxford Union has rescinded an invitation to Nick Griffin

The BNP leader had been sent a letter asking for him to take part in a debate this week titled: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents".

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Oxford Union's Nick Griffin invitation criticised

By Jennifer Lipman, January 14, 2013

BNP leader Nick Griffin may be set to speak at an Oxford Union debate this week.

The far-right MEP has been invited to argue over the motion: "This House Would be Glad to Have Gay Parents".

Although it is unclear whether or not Mr Griffin has accepted the invitation, anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate urged students to say no "to Griffin spreading his vile hatred.

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The European union that bucks the trend

By Marcus Dysch, January 10, 2013

An industrial estate on the outskirts of Barcelona may seem an unlikely setting for one of the year’s biggest Jewish social events.

But for 350 students and young professionals from across Europe, the four-day break provided a lifeline to help them meet like-minded Jews for friendship, romance, and boozy revelry.

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IDF approves upgrade of West Bank college

By Jennifer Lipman, December 27, 2012

The presidents of all but one of Israel's universities have been unsuccessful in an attempt to stop Ariel College in the West Bank gaining university status.

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University bosses rebuke anti-Israel lecturer

By Sandy Rashty, December 20, 2012

A lecturer has been chastised by Brighton University officials for using university equipment to promote anti-Israel discourse.

Tom Hickey used the university’s communication system to distribute a student and staff email entitled: “Palestine: the dispossession of a people.”

A university administrator called him in to discuss the email.

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Fraternities offer a new way of getting involved

By Marcus Dysch, December 13, 2012

It is nearly 100 years old, is run from global headquarters in Indianapolis, and counts Mark Zuckerberg and Adam Richman among its alumni.

But the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity has swapped California and New York for Yorkshire and the Midlands as it successfully develops chapters for Jewish students on British campuses.

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Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.

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Trio hit campaign trail to secure Union of Jewish Students top job

By Marcus Dysch, November 29, 2012

Three contenders are vying for the top role in Jewish student politics.

Adam Charlton, Abigail Kay and Joe Tarsh will battle to be elected president of the Union of Jewish Students during a series of campus tours and hustings.

The winner will take on the one-year paid sabbatical post in the summer of 2013, with a mandate to represent Jewish students nationally.

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