By Mark Banschick
After Vassar’s student government voted to endorse a BDS resolution, a student-wide referendum was held. Springing to action, our chapter members worked with administration, student and faculty contacts to help defeat the BDS resolution in the referendum. Some of the students who participated in the referendum noted that they had voted against the BDS proposals because they did not want alumni to withdraw their financial support from the school.
Alums for Campus Fairness Oberlin Chapter “Oberlin Alumni Against Anti-Semitism” presses Oberlin Board for action on Professor Joy Karega
ACF’s Oberlin Chapter uncovered Karega’s anti-Semitic posts early in 2016. After an unsatisfactory response from President Krislov, the ACF alumni reached out to the Board of Trustees, whose chairman strongly condemned Karega’s posts and called for a prompt investigation. This summer, seeing Karega’s name still listed in the Fall 2016 course catalog, our chapter contacted the Oberlin Board. Subsequently, it was announced that Karega has been placed on paid leave and will no longer be advising or teaching students.