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Posts Tagged: John Cheney-Lippold

November 7, 2018 8:55 am
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Recommendation Letter Flap Illustrates Increasingly Hostile Campus Climate for Israel’s Supporters

After he criticized Hamas in a 2014 Facebook post, Connecticut College professor Andrew Pessin was forced to take a sabbatical due to threats and faculty ostracism. On...

October 16, 2018 8:45 am
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The University of Michigan Has a Big Problem

News from Michigan tends to reach me here in Israel given my personal and professional ties to the state. Having taught at Queens College CUNY...

October 11, 2018 5:02 pm
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Jewish Students, Groups Applaud University of Michigan for ‘Strong’ Response to Faculty Who Refused to Give Recommendations for Israel Study

The University of Michigan is being applauded by Jewish students and advocacy groups, after it announced "serious consequences" for instructors who withhold letters of recommendation due to...

October 10, 2018 10:15 am
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Michigan Professor Faces Disciplinary Action for Denying Student Letter of Recommendation to Study In Israel

JNS.org - A University of Michigan professor, citing support for the BDS movement in denying a student’s request for a letter of recommendation for a semester-long study abroad...

October 9, 2018 5:38 pm
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University of Michigan Faces Criticism From Jewish Groups and Israeli Minister After 2 Students Denied Recommendations by Anti-Israel Instructors, Netanyahu Compared to Hitler

The University of Michigan has faced a flurry of criticism from American Jewish groups and an Israeli cabinet minister, after two students were denied letters of...

September 27, 2018 6:02 pm
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Amid Anti-Israel Controversy, U. Michigan Faculty Urge Professors to Place Student ‘Merit’ Over Politics, but Concerns Persist

An executive faculty body at the University of Michigan on Monday urged professors to base their letters of recommendations on "student’s merit," after a professor refused to write one...

September 23, 2018 9:07 am
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Study Abroad in Turkey, Anyone?

JNS.org - Earlier this month, the Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter published a moving article in Time magazine about how President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s mushrooming...

September 21, 2018 1:09 pm
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University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemitic’ Refusal to Recommend Student for Study in Tel Aviv

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help a student who plans to study Israel...

September 17, 2018 7:22 pm
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University of Michigan ‘Disappointed’ After Professor Refuses to Write Recommendation Letter for Student Studying Abroad in Israel

The University of Michigan (U-M) said it was disappointed after a professor refused to write a letter of recommendation for a student who sought to study...

Culture

Controversial YouTube Star, PewDiePie, Rescinds $50,000 Pledge to ADL

Controversial video star, PewDiePie, has reversed himself and is withdrawing a pledge made...

A Rosh Hashanah Reunion — and Revelation

Below is an excerpt from "Don’t Wait Up" by Liz Astrof. Copyright © 2019 by Liz Astrof. Reprinted by permission...

Features

Birthright’s Excel Program Gets High Marks All Around

JNS.org - “It’s so much more.” That’s the mantra of the 54 Jewish young adults from across North America who...

New ‘Brave’ Approach to Combating Antisemitism on College Campuses

JNS.org - A new project called “Brave” is bringing together veterans of the...

World

Osama bin Laden’s Son Hamza Killed in US Raid, Trump Says

Hamza bin Laden, a son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and himself a notable figure in the terrorist group, was killed in a US counterterrorism operation, President...

Israel

Trump Floats Possible Defense Treaty Days Ahead of Israeli Elections

President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster...

Middle East

Houthi Drones Hit Saudi Oil Heartland, Sources Say Crude Flows Disrupted

Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saturday attacked two plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia's oil industry, including the world's biggest petroleum processing facility, in a strike that three sources...

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