Pitzer College Student Government Resists BDS Faculty

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The faculty at Pitzer College passed a BDS resolution that the student government there is protesting. “The faculty at Pitzer College in California voted earlier this month in favor of two anti-Israel motions on Monday: to halt its study-abroad program with the University of Haifa and a dissention in June regarding the school’s Board of Trustees invalidating a student government BDS resolution, which passed in April 2017,” Jackson Richman reported in The Jewish News Syndicate. “The measure over the study-abroad program in Israel passed, urging for the ‘suspension of the College’s exchange with Haifa University, until (a) the Israeli state ends its restrictions on entry to Israel based on ancestry and/or political speech and (b) the Israeli state adopts policies granting visas for exchanges to Palestinian universities on a fully equal basis as it does to Israeli universities.'”

“A student government resolution, titled ‘A Resolution Denouncing Action by the Faculty That Eliminates Student Learning Opportunities,’ was introduced before the student senate and will be introduced to the student council later this week. It contends the faculty proposition was about ‘forwarding a political agenda” and “eliminates student learning opportunities.'”