Campus Monitor - Rutgers University - Newark

Student Voices

  • November 17, 2017 – Rutgers University Jewish Student (Austin) “This is a disturbing trend what we’re seeing here at Rutgers, which has one of the largest Jewish student populations in the country. Coming here to Rutgers you feel like you’re at home because of the large Jewish presence here, and then having to face things like swastikas on buildings is definitely troubling.” Read more
  • November 17, 2017 – Rutgers University Jewish Student (David) “It [the antisemitism] started with Chikindas, but has really escalated from there.” Read more


    Antisemitism Tracker

    Total Antisemitic Activity:

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    Classification Date-Description
    12/15/17 – The ADL reported that a swastika was found drawn in a bathroom stall. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
    BDS ACTIVITY: BDS VOTE 4/4/16 – Rutgers University-Newark Student Governing Association discussed and passed a BDS resolution, 10-0 with 5 abstentions.


    In the News ?

    April 4, 2018:
    NJ Jewish News – Rutgers symposium tackles anti-Semitism everywhere…except at Rutgers

    March 1, 2018:
    The Daily Targum – Rutgers contributes to New Jersey’s high rate of anti-semitism this year

    February 14, 2018:
    The Daily Targum – LETTER: Apology to the Rutgers Community [for Anti-Semitic Postings]
    (Description note – Letter from Professor Michael Chikindas, “I sincerely, without reservation, apologize to my colleagues and the entire Rutgers community for the offensive items I shared on my personal Facebook account. My conduct was irresponsible, insensitive and inexcusable. I genuinely feel remorse for what I did. With all my heart, I disavow anti-Semitism as well as any other form of racism or bigotry.”)

    December 9, 2017:
    The Daily Targum – Required Rutgers courses will no longer be taught by Chikindas

    December 8, 2017:
    NJ Jewish Standard – BREAKING: Rutgers to discipline professor who made anti-Semitic Facebook posts

    November 21, 2017:
    The Algemeiner – Defending Antisemites, Rutgers President Takes Aim at The Algemeiner

    November 17, 2017:
    Fox News – Jewish students at New Jersey university worry about rising anti-Semitism

    February 2, 2017:
    The Daily Targum – RUPD investigates reports of swastika in Clothier Hall

    April 13, 2016:
    The Algemeiner – Second BDS Defeat in Five Weeks at U of Minnesota


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    BDS Tracker

    4/4/2016 – Student Governing Association: PASSED – Student Governing Association discussed and passed a BDS resolution, 10-0 with 5 abstentions.

    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty




    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 2

    1. Barbara Foley
    2. H. Bruce Franklin

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