Universities

Farewell to UJS’ non-stop president

By Charlotte Oliver, June 3, 2014

Joe Tarsh never planned to go to university. Instead, his studies would end at Hasmonean High, before he left on a one-way trip to Israel.

But the 22-year-old wound up studying for a degree in youth and community at Manchester Metropolitan.

Just as unexpected was his decision to run for presidency of the Union of Jewish Students (UJS).

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Let students do it their way

By Maggie Suissa, June 3, 2014

Last Friday, students at Sussex University overwhelmingly rejected a call for an academic and cultural boycott of Israel. In this high voter turnout of 1553, the motion fell by a significant amount with 904 votes against and 649 votes in favour.

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Campus Notebook: May 30, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 29, 2014

Soak-ay for some

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It’s time for a new start, insists Bengis chief at Ben Gurion University

By Daniel Easterman, May 23, 2014

The Bengis centre for Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech at Ben-Gurion University was set up to equip Israel’s southern region with the business acumen and technological prowess, currently concentrated in Tel Aviv.

But the centre, established in 2000, has struggled to disassociate itself from its founder, South African businessman Arnold Bengis.

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On Campus in May 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

Students have been putting their heads down and getting their books out ahead of exam term. But respite has been on hand, thanks to ongoing Friday night dinners and other communal activities. Notable events have included Israel celebrations across universities like Edinburgh, while in Birmingham chaplaincy laid on a plentiful barbecue in the sunshine.

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Palestinian academic blames 'Zionist lobby' for cancelled King's lecture

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

An event that was scheduled to take place at King's College London featuring the Palestinian academic Azzam Tamimi was moved to another University of London location on Monday, following protest from KCL’s Jewish students.

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Campus Notebook: May 23, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

Quite the earful

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UJS joins European campaign against extremism

By Charlotte Oliver, May 21, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students has announced its support for an international campaign that aims to fight against the rise of far-right and extremist parties in Europe.

The “Mind the vote!” campaign was set up by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), UJS’ umbrella organisation and the representational body of more than 200,000 students across Europe.

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Campus Notebook: May 16, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 16, 2014

Laters Liverpool

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NUS rejects Israel boycott bid

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

A motion calling on the National Union of Students to boycott Israeli goods was rejected on Tuesday by its National Executive Council, who warned it could lead to a “BDS agenda”.

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