Former members of the American Studies Association (ASA) who are suing ASA over its resolution to Boycott, Divest from and Sanction Israel (BDS) can collect if they prevail in court, a federal judge ruled.
Liberal student activists have gone 0-for-6 in trying to push universities to divest from Israeli companies, otherwise known as the BDS movement.
The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) is against it.
The University of Oregon is facing an internal division over a student body’s vote to divest from any company that has any relationship with Israel, including hummus maker Sabra.
After ten hours of discussion and disagreement, UC-Santa Barbara student senators walked out a meeting on whether to pass a boycott-Israel resolution or not to.
Over fifty student groups at New York University are pushing a petition to encourage the university administration to divest from Israel-produced goods and products such as Sabra-brand hummus.
Another divest-from-Israel student resolution is making its way in the George Washington University student association, after a failed attempt to do so last year over lack of attention to detail.
An anti-Israeli resolution narrowly passed at the University of Minnesota, but whose language led to strong comments by the university president on the flaws of the resolution itself.
Texas A&M’s student government voted overwhelmingly to support Israel in a recent resolution.
Could this, to revive a phrase that might be used by the more traditional English professors who populated the MLA in days of old, lead to a a renaissance for the organization?