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.
In the wake of Pitzer President Melvin Oliver’s veto of the suspension of the Haifa study abroad program, some are calling for his ouster.
Pitzer President Melvin Oliver’s decision to veto the conditional suspension of Pitzer’s study-abroad program at the University of Haifa highlights the institutional targeting of Palestinian students and identity.
The push to suspend the study abroad program at the University of Haifa unfairly targets Israel and Jewish students, ignores the similar human rights violations of other countries, and denies students a chance to learn in a multicultural environment.
With tensions running high around Pitzer College’s study abroad program in Haifa, it’s important to take a step back and make sure discussion on the Israel-Palestine conflict is productive.
The Pitzer College Council voted 67-28 Thursday to suspend the college’s study abroad program with the University of Haifa in Israel.
Ahead of Pitzer College Council’s vote on Haifa today, here’s everything you need to know.
Pitzer College is banning The Claremont Independent from attending Thursday’s College Council vote on Haifa.
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.
After months of heated debate, the Pitzer College Council, a governance board comprising students and faculty, will vote at its March 14 meeting whether to suspend its study abroad program with Israel’s University of Haifa. While the Council’s vote is technically a recommendation to the president of the college, decisions