This afternoon, a statement was released by over 200 Columbia faculty and administrators, including former deans, calling for the University Trustees to not divest from the university’s business relations with Israel. The document claims that “Columbia benefits from ties with Israeli faculty, students, research, and technology.” This release follows a declaration to condemn Apartheid Divest that was signed by over 600 Columbia students, faculty, and alumni. While the two are not confirmed to be related, the two declarations represent the opposition to new student group Columbia University Apartheid Divest and their Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

You can find the statement and signatures below.