Academic Freedom

On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

On September 17, the first move-in day for Fall quarter at UC Santa Cruz, students and community members at the main entrance of campus displayed signs opposing Senate Concurrent Resolution 35 (SCR 35), which was introduced this year in the California Senate. On its surface SCR 35 is legislation that addresses anti-Semitism on the University … Continue reading On UCSC Move-In Day, Activists Greet Students With Message: Free Speech For Palestine

University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

"How can professors who are so biased against the Jewish state accurately or fairly teach students about Israel or the Arab-Israel conflict?” AMCHA, an organization trying to fight anti-Semitism at college campuses has published a list of 218 professors identifying themselves as Middle East scholars who recently called for the academic boycott of Israel. AMCHA … Continue reading University Watch-Dog Publishes List Of Anti-Israel Middle East Studies Professors

SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

Join a growing list of signatories asking President Napolitano to reject the proposal before UC Regents to adopt the State Department’s redefinition of anti-Semitism. It is a fundamental skill of higher learning to critique. Critiquing national policy, including policies of the state of Israel, is not anti-Semitic. Censoring critique; however, is anti-education. Please read and … Continue reading SJP West Letter To Janet Napolitano

New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

A secretive new organization called Canary Mission has established a slick website intended to identify pro-Palestinian activists on American college campuses and prevent them from getting jobs, The Forward reports. The group’s website profiles more than 50 students, recent graduates, and faculty members whom it denounces as “anti-freedom, anti-American, and anti-Semitic.” The group says it … Continue reading New Group Seeks To Blacklist Pro-Palestinian Student Activists

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Opposes SCR 35

IJAN Opposes SCR 35 On April 29th, the California Senate will vote on SCR 35, dubbed the "Anti-Semitism" bill. This bill would "condemn any act of anti-Semitism augmenting education programs at all publicly funded schools in the State of California." On it's surface, this bill may seem inocuous. However, it is a part of a … Continue reading International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network Opposes SCR 35

Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

In a suit against the administration of the University of Illinois seeking his reinstatement as a professor at the school, scholar Steven Salaita also sued unnamed “John Doe donors” of the university for “injecting” themselves into the university hiring process and threatening “future donations” unless he was fired last summer because of the outspoken tweets … Continue reading Salaita Sues Donors For ‘Injecting’ Themselves Into U Of Illinois Decision, Threatening To Withhold Gifts Unless He Was Fired

The University Is Unsustainable

On June 2nd, the Education for Sustainable Living Program (ESLP) class at UC Santa Cruz hosted an evening entitled "The University is Unsustainable: militarism, nuclearism, corporatism and the UC." Student researchers Jono and Leah presented on UCSC's Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) while UCSC alumni Will Parrish and Darwin BondGraham focused on the University of … Continue reading The University Is Unsustainable

Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

Dear Community Studies, I want to start off by thanking each of you three wonderful women for all of the work you do. Each of you have inspired me in different ways to continue on my path towards helping make the world a better and more peaceful place. I am disappointed, but also excited, to … Continue reading Student Denounces University Of California As Part Of Military Industrial Complex

We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Take Action Today! Make A Stand Against Racism and Academic Freedom and Free Speech! Join others in signing the Change.org petition. This petition will be delivered to: Chancellor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Phyllis M. Wise Department of American Indian Studies (UIUC) Robert Warrior The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has just severed their … Continue reading We Demand Corrective Action On The Scandalous Firing Of Palestinian-American Professor, Dr. Steven Salaita

Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865

For a more detailed account of our strike and the arrests on Wednesday, please read this article: http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/16509/more_than_20_striking_students_arrested_belying_university_of_californias_e The response to Wednesday's arrests of UAW members and undergraduate supporters has been overwhelmingly supportive. More than 300 people--graduate students, undergraduates, faculty, and supporters from other unions--came to the picket lines on Thursday to show the UCSC … Continue reading Support UC Student-Workers Union: Local 2865