Campus Monitor - Cleveland State University

Student Voices

  • April 2015, Jewish Cleveland State University Student (TJ) “March 17, The Cauldron reported that swastikas were drawn on the walls in CSU’s Main Classroom, and I was at a loss for words. Until this recent event, I would have never pictured CSU as a place where something as appalling as Anti-Semitism would occur… Since receiving the email from the President’s Office and reading the article about the swastikas in The Cauldron, I expected to have heard at least a small update about the investigation or possible suspects.I haven’t heard any updates whatsoever. Why hasn’t the university updated the student body on their investigation of the crime?” Read more
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    ClassificationDate-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF:GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    INTIMIDATION;
    HISTORICAL
    2/10/15 – Two swastikas were found on the fourth floor of the university’s Main Classroom building.
    ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DELEGITIMIZATION9/21/16 – SJP advertised their tabling event to promote an “anti-apartheid…Palestine.”

     

    In the News ?

    April 24, 2017:
    Cleveland.com – Cleveland State University investigating years-old anti-Semitic, other hateful tweets

    April 9, 2017:
    The Algemeiner – ‘I’m Gonna Finish What Hitler Started,’ ‘That Jew Better Run’ Among Social Media Comments by Cleveland Students Revealed by Covert Watchdog

    April 21, 2015: The Cauldron – Responding to Anti-Semitism (Description note, “March 17, The Cauldron reported that swastikas were drawn on the walls in CSU’s Main Classroom, and I was at a loss for words. Until this recent event, I would have never pictured CSU as a place where something as appalling as Anti-Semitism would occur… Since receiving the email from the President’s Office and reading the article about the swastikas in The Cauldron, I expected to have heard at least a small update about the investigation or possible suspects.I haven’t heard any updates whatsoever. Why hasn’t the university updated the student body on their investigation of the crime?”)

    March 17, 2015: The Cauldron – Anti-Semitic graffiti under investigation

    March 12, 2015: The Indianapolis Star – Kenneth Marcus: Bigotry common on college campuses

    March 4, 2015: Cleveland Sun Times – Swastikas scribbled inside a Cleveland State University campus building

    March 3, 2015: Swastika-like drawings found at CSU – Description note: A Cleveland State University student has filed a police report after discovering two swastika-like drawings on campus. CSU student Jennifer Joseph filed a criminal mischief report with the CSU Police Department on Feb. 24. According to the report, Joseph noticed graffiti on the fourth floor of the university’s Main Classroom building on Feb. 10… CSU President Ronald M. Berkman said March 3 the university is investigating the drawings and if it discovers who created them, along with the defacing of a world map on the first floor, the perpetrator will be prosecuted. If the party is a student, he or she could be expelled. If the party is a faculty member, he or she could be terminated… “I will say unequivocally that if we discover who did it, while there obviously is due process for this, I would support that we have the maximum sanction,” Berkman said.

    thumbs-up January 7, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

     

    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

    Source Credit: Cleveland Jewish News, March 3 2015

    Source Credit: Cleveland Jewish News, March 3 2015

    Source Credit: Cleveland Jewish News, March 3 2015

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    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty

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    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1

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