Universities

Liberation: the right direction for Israel advocates

By Ilana Kosky, September 20, 2011

Last week's front-page story on the new UJS "Liberation" campaign has sparked a large amount of controversy via Facebook, Twitter and word of mouth.

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Canadian student cries antisemitism over lecture

By Jennifer Lipman, September 16, 2011

A Jewish student who misunderstood a lecturer's comment and accused him of antisemitism has refused to admit wrongdoing.

Sarah Grunfeld was one of 450 students in a social sciences class at Canada's York University when she heard a professor state: "All Jews should be sterilised".

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Bikes, babies and Shabbat lunch

By Anna Sheinman, September 16, 2011

Having only made it to a JSoc Friday night dinner twice in my first year at Cambridge, I was flattered but somewhat surprised to be invited by the Jewish Chaplain to his house for Shabbat lunch.

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Three Faiths Forum stands by its anti-Israel student

By Jessica Elgot, September 15, 2011

An LSE student who called for a third intifada against Israel has been selected by the Three Faiths Forum for its parliamentary leadership training.

Nadia Marques de Carvalho, 19, an active member of LSE's Palestine Society, is one of 53 students chosen to be mentored by an MP as part of the 3FF's UN award-winning "Parliamentors" scheme.

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BNP leader Nick Griffin given debate platform at Trinity College Dublin

By Jennifer Lipman, September 14, 2011

Nick Griffin has been invited to speak at a Trinity College Dublin event.

A university spokeswoman confirmed that the British National Party leader is set to appear at a Philosophical Society meeting on October 20.

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St Andrews student sentenced for anti-Jewish abuse

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2011

A student who racially abused a Jewish student at St Andrews University has been sentenced to 150 hours of community service.

Paul Donnachie was convicted of racially abusing Chanan Reitblat at his halls of residence in March, when he put his hands down his trousers and rubbed his genitals before wiping his hands on an Israeli flag.

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Notts offers kosher campus catering

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

Nottingham University students will now be able to enjoy freshly made deli-style kosher meals on campus.

The university will be the first in Britain to offer kosher catering, following a collaboration with the Union of Jewish Students.

Students will be able to buy kosher meals and snacks at lunchtime from the canteen in the student union's Portland building - for example, salt beef, pastrami

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Top show for nervous Natasha

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

Although Natasha Daniels was too nervous to open the envelope containing her GCSE results, she need not have worried.

The 16-year-old was quickly assured by King Solomon High School headteacher Spencer Lewis that she had achieved A* grades in all 11 of her subjects.

"I was shaking and I didn't believe him at first," said Natasha, who lives in Gants Hill.

"I just had this feeling of elatio

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GCSE stars shine positive light on schools

September 1, 2011

There were more success stories from Jewish schools as the GCSE results were announced.

In Borehamwood, 87 per cent of Yavneh College's first group of GCSE candidates achieved five or more A*-C grades. Half of all exam grades were A* and A.

Elkie Ben Hur topped the pile with 10 A* grades and one A.

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Joshua is strictly legal

By Jennifer Lipman, September 1, 2011

Immanuel College pupil Joshua Cainer is well on track to studying law at university after achieving nine A* grades and two As in his GCSEs. The Elstree teenager was particularly pleased with his top marks for history and music, subjects he respectively hopes to continue at A-level and as a hobby.

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