A professor at the University of Michigan refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who wants to study in Israel. “John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor of American Culture at the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor, has been criticized by some supporters of the State of Israel for declining to write a letter of recommendation for a student seeking to study for a semester in that country,” according to the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “Following his conscience, and the principles of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, Cheney-Lippold declined to write a letter of recommendation in support of a student’s application to participate in a study abroad program in Israel.”
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