Pitzer limits number of student voters on College Council ahead of Haifa decision

Pitzer College is limiting the number of voting students on its College Council, just days before a vote on the University of Haifa study abroad program suspension.

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Pitzer president decries motion to suspend Israel study abroad program

Suspending Pitzer College’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel would be a “major blow” to the college, Pitzer President Melvin Oliver said in a Pitzer College Council meeting Nov. 29. The Council, a student and faculty governance board, is expected to vote on the motion at

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News Bites – Week of Sept. 23

Israel-Palestine Working Group releases final recommendations, addresses free speech The Pitzer College Israel-Palestine Working Group released its final recommendations to the student body Sept. 24 in an email sent to the Pitzer student body from Susan Catone, executive assistant to the vice president for academic affairs. The recommendations come after

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‘A Slap in the Face’: Pitzer Trustees Toss Out Senate BDS Amendment

Pitzer College’s Board of Trustees struck language from a Student Senate bill Friday that barred the use of student activities funds to buy products from certain organizations associated with Israel, including Sabra, Caterpillar, and Hewlett-Packard. An amendment to the Senate’s Budget Committee Bylaws, the bill passed 22-0 with two abstentions on April 16 and prohibited “payment[s]

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Pitzer Senate Passes Amendment Boycotting Select Israeli Products

Any Pitzer College clubs who were planning on buying Sabra hummus for their next event will have to rethink their plans. That’s because the Pitzer Student Senate passed an amendment to their Budget Committee Bylaws April 16 requiring clubs to boycott Sabra, along with a number of other companies targeted

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