Universities

Campus Notebook: November 15, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 15, 2013

WHO'S A JEW-NIUS?

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Manchester victory over boycotters

By Charlotte Oliver, November 14, 2013

Manchester University Jewish Society defeated a motion at the students’ union last week, which called on the university to end its partnership plans with Israel’s Technion Institute.

The Students’ Union Assembly gathered 17 randomly selected students to vote on the motion, which protested against an agreement signed in August between the university and the Haifa-based institute.

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Britain's ‘super’ university link with Israel

By Charlotte Oliver, November 14, 2013

Representatives from five British universities have travelled to Israel to explore the country’s academic opportunities for British students.

Officials from Nottingham, Sussex, City, Essex and Cardiff Universities — members of the UK Study in Israel Delegation — spent five days touring campuses, including the University of Haifa, Ben Gurion and the Technion Institute.

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The chicken soup will always triumph

By Ella Stern, November 13, 2013

I am a hardcore, born and bred, Brent cross-shopping, Northern line-riding, Dignity-schmoozing, fro yo-eating, North West Londoner.

But now in my second year at university, I have once again fled my comfy, washed ‘n’ ironed nest and moved to East London, in an effort to prove to myself I am far cooler than I actually am.

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Mr Hickey, I can help you become Dr Hickey

By Geoffrey Alderman, November 8, 2013

An Open Letter to “Mr” Tom Hickey, principal lecturer in international politics and philosophy at the University of Brighton

Dear Tom

I take the liberty of writing to you as a fellow academic, dedicated, as I am sure you are, to the sanctity of scholarly dialogue, to the dispassionate pursuit of truth, and to the acceptance of truth however unwelcome or distasteful we may find it.

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Campus Notebook: November 8, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 8, 2013

MEETING 'THE OTHER'

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Anti-Israel students deal blow to campus relations

By Charlotte Oliver, November 7, 2013

A university campus known as a hotbed of anti-Israel activity is once more in the spotlight after students condemned what they termed Israeli attacks on Palestinians’ right to education.

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On Campus in November 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 7, 2013

November is well underway and JSocs are busy as usual...

J.E.W kicked off on November 11, taking university campuses by storm up and down the country. One particular highlight was the omnipresence of two Ethiopian Jewish students, Ashager Araro and Rivka Avera, who toured campuses across the UK telling their stories to captivated audiences.

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My progressive Jewish space away from home

By Sophie Lipton, November 1, 2013

When I came to Manchester and didn’t initially have a progressive Jewish space, it was difficult for me to connect with my Reform Judaism.

Of course, JSoc is great, and many of my closest friends were made at Manchester’s Friday night Shabbat meals.

But I felt there was something missing for progressive students - something I really desired.

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Campus Notebook: November 1, 2013

By Charlotte Oliver, November 1, 2013

YOU CALL THAT A DEBATE?

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