Education

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Most students at the top 25 universities in the U.S. say antisemitism is a problem on their campus, according to a U.S. News & World Report survey.  The survey found 67 percent of students in the top schools ranked by the organization believe antisemitism is a problem at their institution, while only 33 percent say…

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Dozens of students walked out of the Duke University commencement ceremony ahead of Jerry Seinfeld’s scheduled speech Sunday, apparently in protest of the Jewish comedian’s support for Israel, according to news reports and videos circulated on social media. As Seinfeld received his honorary degree, before beginning his commencement speech, the graduating students rose from their…

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Protests in support of Palestine have continued at several universities this weekend, as students seek to make a statement during their graduation ceremonies. Students at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill protested outside campus buildings, splashing red paint on the steps of one building, according to the News and Observer. “Today is UNC’s graduation commencement and students have established an…

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Police started to break up a pro-Palestinian camp at George Washington University’s campus early Wednesday morning, which caused the House Oversight and Accountability Committee to announce the cancellation of a scheduled hearing on the Washington, D.C.’s government response to the protests. According to the student newspaper, The GW Hatchet, hundreds of Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers came to…

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Columbia Law School Dean Gillian Lester backed the school’s graduates Tuesday after a group of conservative judges said they wouldn’t hire them following weeks of pro-Palestinian protests on the campus. Lester said in a statement that Columbia Law graduates are “consistently sought out by leading employers in the private and public sectors, including the judiciary,”…

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