Universities

Rachel Wenstone elected as NUS vice president

By Jennifer Lipman, April 26, 2012

A Jewish student has been voted on to a senior position on the UK's umbrella student organisation.

Rachel Wenstone was elected as the next vice president higher-education of the National Union of Students at its annual conference in Sheffield on Wednesday.

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UJS stand vandalised by anti-Israel activists at NUS conference

By Jennifer Lipman, April 25, 2012

The Union of Jewish Students has urged "strong action" to be taken after anti-Israel activists attacked their stall at the annual National Union of Students conference on Tuesday.

UJS staff returned to their stall to discover their logo had been covered with anti-Israel stickers, including over the star of David symbol. The stickers called for people to "boycott Israeli goods".

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'Antisemitic' pro-Hitler article falsely attributed to Jewish Rutgers student

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2012

A Jewish student at a well-regarded New Jersey college has accused his peers of harassing him for his conservative and pro-Israel views.

Aaron Marcus attends Rutgers University and for the last year has written a regular column for its independent student publication The Daily Targum, with particular focus on his religious and political affiliations.

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Work experience? You need experience for that

By Michaela Walters, April 5, 2012

Jewish students around the UK are increasingly choosing to go to university when they finish school. In fact, it is now rather rare to hear of a Jewish student choosing otherwise.

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Students honoured at UJS awards ceremony

By Jennifer Lipman, April 2, 2012

The president of the LSE Jewish Society was honoured for his efforts challenging antisemitism on campus at the Union of Jewish Students awards.

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Students honoured at UJS awards ceremony

By Jennifer Lipman, April 2, 2012

The president of the LSE Jewish Society was honoured for his efforts challenging antisemitism on campus at the Union of Jewish Students awards.

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Universities say no to hate speakers

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Anti-extremism campaigners were celebrating a string of victories at UK universities this week.

Muslim speaker Sheikh Assim Al Hakim, known for his radical views on homosexuality, was barred from three campuses in a matter of days.

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Lesson in free speech for Jewish students

By Brooke Goldstein, March 22, 2012

I'm obligated to argue in defence of free speech.

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