The Center for Jewish Life’s Israel Shabbat generated controversy because leaders of the Alliance of Jewish Progressives felt it failed to acknowledge Israel’s occupation of the West Bank or mention Palestinians.
In response to Tigers for Israel (TFI) hosting Shabbat dinner at the Center for Jewish Life (CJL) this week, the Alliance of Jewish Progressives (AJP) will be hosting an alternative event entitled “#NotOurShabbat” from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. in Campus Club.
The most tense moment of the Q&A came when Micah Herskind ’19, the former president of SPEAR, pushed Eisgruber on what he sees as the University’s continued valuing of information “from a system we know is racist and classicist.”
At 7 a.m. on March 11, 1969, four students lurked in the weeds in front of the New South Building. Shortly afterwards, over 40 black students from the Association of Black Collegians (ABC) rushed the building, according to a log from the Department of Public Information. The students then chained the north doors of the building shut and secured the east doors with a mop.
“One of the things we are trying to do is keep things alive and do more than just hold a vigil every single year to remind people of the situation,” said graduate student Mikey McGovern, president of student group Free Xiyue Wang. “We want to actually turn consciousness into action.”
At the first CPUC meeting of the semester, President Christopher Eisgruber ’83 discussed the University’s new research initiatives and expansion plans. Undergraduates from Students for Prison Education and Reform (SPEAR) confronted Eisgruber with a series of questions.
Turning Point USA is a political organization that advocates for issues related to personal liberty, ranging from free speech to gun control. The University chapter has been met with both support and pushback from students.
Dozens of protestors filled the park, and some spectators even had to stand beyond the park’s confines. A number of protesters came with signs, including some reading “Unfit to Judge #CancelKavanaugh,” “Keep His SCROTUS Off Our SCOTUS,” and “When Truth Dies, Democracy Dies.”
On Oct. 1, a letter involving the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh began circulating among University students. It was directed at the U.S. Senate and President Donald Trump.
Saturday, several University students attended one of the major “March For Our Lives” events in Washington, D.C., and New York City to call for improved gun control in the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that took place this February.
Hedges, an author, former University professor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent for the New York Times, said that “to resist radical evil is to endure a life that by the standards of wider society, is a failure.”
The First 100 Days: Collection & Creation Events, a nonpartisan initiative aimed at collecting, archiving, and exhibiting activism-related materials created after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, was held in the Women*s Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.