Written by Bwog Staff
A few bits of news that have built up over the last few days.
Stepping over the line: The image at right is a poster found on Sunday in Lerner and sent to Bwog yesterday, mimicking the graffiti found in a SIPA bathroom stall about a month ago. We’re presuming it’s trying to make the same point as the posters down at George Washington a few weeks ago…a bit more bluntly.
Shades of Gilchrist: David Horowitz tried to speak at Emory last night, but got heckled off the stage by what appears to have been an outside group. Emory’s College Republicans effectively parlayed the incident into a PR coup, while accusations of fascism whizzed over the heads of those assembled. Tomorrow’s event at Columbia is being tightly controlled–the Emory paper didn’t make clear whether their lecture was RSVP-only, which it seems might have helped things.
Hillel under pressure: We mentioned a few days ago that the Progressive Jewish Alliance was petitioning the Hillel Executive Board to “denounce ‘Islamo-fascism Awareness Week’ as a campaign of misinformation, malice, and hatred against our Muslim colleagues at Columbia.” They ended up presenting 150 signatures, and the board responded with a carefully worded statement, which reads as follows:
“The Columbia/Barnard Hillel is primarily a religious and cultural group, not a political one, and did not have any role in the invitation of David Horowitz, or any role in his ‘Islamo-Fascism Week.’ David Horowitz speaks only for himself as an individual, not on behalf of the entire Jewish Community.”
Not exactly a denunciation, but it seems to have made the PJA happy.
Tomorrow there will be an open-mic speakout and rally at the Sundial at 11:00 AM, a panel discussion with various lefties at noon in Lerner C569 (see details on the events calendar), and the man himself speaks at 12:30 in Lerner Cinema. Look out for coverage as the day progresses.