University of Maryland Professor Melissa Landa was dismissed from her position in the Education College last spring immediately after concluding a grievance against the college. UMD’s administration is now conducting an investigation to determine whether Landa was fired in retaliation or subject to any other form of discrimination. Landa is ACF Oberlin’s Chapter Leader and a vocal proponent against all forms of hatred on campus including anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism.
The appointment of Professor Bruce Duthu as Dean of Faculty at Dartmouth has drawn swift condemnation by the Jewish and pro-Israel community. Duthu co-authored a boycott resolution against Israeli academic institutions by NAISA (Native Americans and Indigenous Studies Association). Read more:
Tufts’ Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) used ambush tactics to push a BDS resolution through the Senate (the student government). Adopting the maneuvering of other SJP chapters, the Tufts group arranged for the vote to take place the day before a major Jewish holiday — Passover — to ensure that many Jewish students would not be able to participate in the resolution debate.
Alumni Support Indigenous People Event at Columbia University
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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.