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On Sunday, Columbia University Apartheid Divest and Student Workers at Columbia announced Columbia College Student Council’s new resolution to boycott Israel-supporting companies and voted for a referendum concerning University divestment. The next day, Barnard College, School of General Studies, and the Columbia School of Social Work joined the referendum, with the Columbia Law School planning […]

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Staff Writer Caroline Mullooly filled in for CCSC Bureau Chief Adam Kluge at this week’s CCSC meeting, where the BDS referendum was historically passed by the Council for the first time.

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Voting on SGA elections begins today, and this year, Barnard students will be voting on whether or not they believe Barnard should divest from eight companies that are associated with or support Israel. These certain companies were singled out in Columbia University Apartheid Divest’s campaign for divestment due to their involvement in and profit from […]

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Today marks the beginning of the Israeli Apartheid Week, a series of events meant to spark campus-wide discussion on pertinent topics relating to the situation regarding Israel/Palestine. One of the main groups hosting the events, Columbia University Apartheid Divest, describes the purpose of Israeli Apartheid Week as being a “a week of programming meant to educate about […]

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Almost every week this semester, Barnard’s Student Government Association has welcomed student groups or members of the administration to talk about what they do and how SGA can help them better further their goals. This week, representatives of Student for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) were the main presenters. The […]

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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 […]

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United States Congressman representing New York’s 10th Congressional District and CC ’69 alum Jerrold Nadler released a statement earlier today condemning the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement currently occurring on campus. BDS is an international campaign, and Nadler’s letter denounces its mission, as well as directly addresses actions of Columbia students. Nadler speaks out against […]

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We just received a tip regarding Israeli Apartheid Week – more specifically, regarding recent vandalism of the posters advertising this week’s events. IAW starts this Monday and runs from February 29th to March 4th. We have also attached close up images below that show the writing on each section of torn poster. Messages include, “I LOVE Israel!” […]

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Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Columbia/Barnard Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) recently united to form a new student activist group on campus called Columbia University Apartheid Divest. The group hosted their first event tonight in order to educate the Columbia community about their campaign, Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS). The event as well as the […]

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