Claremont Jewish Voice for Peace hosts Andrew Ross, recipient of Palestine Book Award, at Pitzer College

Sociologist Andrew Ross was invited by Claremont Jewish Voice for Peace to read and discuss from his new book, “Stone Man: The Palestinians Who Built Israel.”

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Pitzer Senate demands school president reverse Haifa veto, rejects calls for his resignation

Pitzer Student Senate voted down a resolution of no confidence in president Melvin Oliver over his veto of the College Council’s vote to cancel the college’s Haifa study abroad program, but unanimously approved a motion condemning his decision.

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Pitzer College Council votes to suspend Israel study abroad program at University of Haifa

The Pitzer College Council voted 67-28 Thursday to suspend the college’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel.

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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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OPINION: Pitzer College should suspend its study abroad program at the University of Haifa

Recently, various members of the Pitzer College faculty pushed for a motion that would end the institution’s study abroad program at the University of Haifa. This moratorium, if enacted, would remain in effect until “(a) the Israeli state ends its restrictions on entry to Israel based on ancestry and/or political

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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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