Universities

Is Prevent a clear anti-terror map?

By Marcus Dysch, June 10, 2011

The government's reworked counter-terrorism strategy has received a cautious welcome from Jewish and anti-extremist groups.

The Prevent strategy review was published this week after months of internal wrangling between government departments over how tough measures against Islamist extremists should be.

Home Secretary Theresa May pledged to tackle the ideology behind terrorism, prevent peopl

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After Israel controversy, Tony Kushner to accept honorary degree

By Jennifer Lipman, June 3, 2011

Tony Kushner will accept an honorary degree from New York's City University (CUNY) today, a month after one of its board members attempted to block him from the award because of his stance on Israel.

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SOAS bite victim in court battle

By Jennifer Lipman, June 2, 2011

A pro-Israel activist who was left with bite marks on his cheek at the School of Oriental and African Studies has launched a legal campaign after he was charged with the same offence as his attacker.

The man required medical treatment after the attack at an Israel Apartheid Week event in March.

His attacker was charged with common assault, but he was charged with the same offence.

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Building on the past to secure our future

By Martin Samson, June 2, 2011

St Andrews JSoc has come on leaps and bounds in the past two years, developing into Scotland's largest and most active Jewish society.

We now have two events every week, and more than 50 members in our diverse society, continuing last year's success of creating an open atmosphere.

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UCU antisemitism motion passes

By Martin Bright, May 30, 2011

The Universities and Colleges Union has voted to distance itself from the European Union's working definition of antisemitism at its annual congress in Harrogate.

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Trevor Phillips: UCU should have contacted me first

May 27, 2011

Trevor Phillips, Chair of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, today said he was "surprised" at the failure of the UCU to introduce its motion on the definition of antisemitism "without consulting the EHRC" at all.

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Is the NUS 'difference' racist?

By Geoffrey Alderman, May 27, 2011

In my experience, May is rarely a happy time on university campuses. Students are gearing-up for their end-of-year exams. Teachers are putting the final touches to the assessments their students will face - the ominous lull before the inevitable storm.

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Letter to UCU general secretary Sally Hunt

May 26, 2011

Dear Ms Hunt,

We write to you about troubling developments in UCU.

As you know, since UCU was formed in 2007 it has consistently passed policies promoting boycotts of Israeli academics, even after stating that a boycott was unlawful because it would contravene UCU's own equality and anti-discrimination policy as well as anti-discrimination law.

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No arrests in LSE 'Jewish lobby' debate case

By Robyn Rosen, May 11, 2011

Police will take no further action against controversial speaker Abdel Bari Atwan, following allegations of antisemitism at a lecture where 30 Jewish students walked out in protest.

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University rethinks Kushner honorary degree

By Jennifer Lipman, May 9, 2011

The board of trustees of New York's City University (CUNY) is expected to meet tonight to decide whether to award an honorary degree to Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Tony Kushner.

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