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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Illinois student president vetoes BDS bill
February 17, 2020
It will now likely be heard again by the student government, where the resolution will need a two-thirds majority to override the veto.
University of Illinois rejects BDS resolution passed by student government
February 13, 2020
Illini Hillel and the Jewish United Fund in Chicago said jointly, “Jewish students and allies worked hard to defeat the bill, with more than 30 students speaking out. Unfortunately, the climate was deeply hostile not only to Israel, but also to Jewish communal concerns.”
After six-hour debate, University of Illinois student government passes BDS resolution
February 13, 2020
Illini Students Supporting Israel board member Aaron Merlin, a junior, told JNS that the vote was wrong and not representative of the overall university community.
University of Illinois student government set to vote on ‘divisive’ BDS resolution
February 11, 2020
“The resolution proposed by Students for Justice in Palestine is a clear attempt to emotionally blackmail student senators and create a hostile environment for Jewish students on our campus,” said University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Hillel executive director Erez Cohen.
Anti-Semitic incidents take center stage at University of Illinois faculty meeting
October 16, 2019
In a campus email, Chancellor Robert Jones wrote: “This exercise was part of a university program created to help students learn to share diverse ideas and perspectives that lead to new understanding. Instead of fostering dialogue, it incited division, distrust and anger.”
Anti-Semitic content, string of incidents hit University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
October 11, 2019
A swastika was found on one of its buildings, and a presentation for the school’s residential living team, consisting of 11 student employees and a full-time staff member, contained anti-Semitic content.