Campus Monitor - California State University Northridge

Student Voices

  • October 13, 2016 – CSU Northridge Jewish Student (Unnamed, from Brandeis University Report on Campus Antisemitism “One of my teachers at CSUN asked me how it was to live in an Apartheid state. The moment she found out I am Jewish, my grade was affected.” Read more

    Antisemitism Tracker

    Total Antisemitic Activity:

    To see more information on how AMCHA determines antisemitic activity, click HERE.
    To report a concern, click HERE.

    Classification Date-Description
    10/31/17 – A swastika and a derogatory statement that had been drawn in purple paint was found on the walkway between the USU and the Rainforest.
    10/13/15- A suspect wrote the word “Palestine” on a piece of tile artwork containing the Israeli flag.


    In the News ?

    November 1, 2017:
    The College Fix – Gender studies is hotbed for anti-Israel BDS activism among faculty: report

    October 31, 2017:
    The Sundial – Crime Blotter 10/25 – 10/31

    October 19, 2015:
    The Sundial – Crime Blotter for the week of Oct. 12 – Oct. 17
    (Description note, “Tuesday, Oct. 13: An unknown suspect damaged a piece of artwork in Manzanita Hall on Tuesday. A suspect wrote the word “Palestine” on a piece of tile artwork with the State of Israel flag. The crime is classified as a non-criminal hate incident, according to the crime log archive.”)

    February 8, 2015:
    Baltimore Jewish Life – 24 Groups Call On California To Investigate Professor’s ‘Boycott Israel Resource Page’

    February 8, 2015:
    5 Towns Jewish Times – 24 groups call on California to investigate professor’s ‘Boycott Israel Resource Page’

    February 7, 2015:
    The Algemeiner – 24 Groups Call on California to Investigate Professor’s ‘Boycott Israel Resource Page’

    February 6, 2015:
    JNS – 24 groups call on California to investigate professor’s ‘Boycott Israel Resource Page’

    February 5, 2015:
    Independent Sentinel – Evidence Mathematics Professor Illegally Used Taxpayer Resources to Promote Anti-Semitism

    February 5, 2015:
    San Diego Jewish World – 24 Jewish groups press AG Harris for ruling

    February 1, 2015:
    Valley Voice – State Attorney General Stalling: Still No Response from Kamala Harris on CSUN Professor’s Antisemitic Website

    September 3, 2014:
    Jewish Journal –Pro-Israel campus groups actively stand up for Israel

    January 14, 2015:
    Washington Free Beacon- California Dem Senate Candidate Under Fire from Pro-Israel Activists

    November 14, 2014:
    Spiked – The Ignorance of the Boycott Brigade

    February 25, 2014:
    Daily Sundial –The academic boycott of Israel supports human rights

    January 30, 2014:
    San Diego Jewish World – Israel advocates seek probe of Prof. David Klein

     January 7, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – Statement on Academic Boycott

    October 9, 2013:
    Jewish Journal – Two academicians challenge anti-Israel professor from CSUN

    October 1, 2013:
    Algemeiner – Cal State University-Northridge Says Anti-Israel Prof Klein Does Not Have Permission to Use School Servers to Advance Boycott


    Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

    Source Credit: The word

    Source Credit: The word “Palestine” was painted over an Israeli flag at CSUN (October 12, 2015)

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    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.

    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 2

    Code Pink


    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 32

    1. Alexander Alekseenko
    2. Karran Baird-Olson
    3. Nagwa Bekir
    4. Ian Bernard
    5. Peter Collas
    6. Paula DiMarco
    7. Rabia Djellouli
    8. Owen Doonan
    9. Martha Escobar
    10. Rosa Furumoto
    11. Jorge Garcia
    12. Tomo Hattori
    13. Lynette Henderson
    14. James Kellenberger
    15. Jinah Kim
    16. Kent Kirkton
    17. David Klein
    18. Peri Klemm
    19. Sheena Malhotra
    20. Theresa Montano
    21. Larry Oviatt
    22. Sirena Pellarolo
    23. Edie Pistolesi
    24. Radha Ranganathan
    25. Jerry Rosen
    26. Mary Rosen
    27. Ken Sakatani
    28. Bharath A. Sethuraman
    29. Louis Solis
    30. Kathryn Sorrels
    31. Nayareh Tohidi
    32. Nan Yamane


    AMCHA Activism

    February 6, 2015 – Jewish and Pro-Israel Community to CA Attorney General Kamala Harris: ‘We’re Troubled You Are Unwilling to Respond to our Serious Concerns’

    October 28, 2014 – Letter to 100 Universities with Active SJP Chapters

    April 30, 2014 – BULLETIN: University Administrators to Blame for Tsunami of Campus Antisemitism

    April 29, 2014 – BULLETIN: 1,000 Californians Sign Petition to Senator Liu and Assemblymember Williams

    April 21, 2014 – VOICES: 1,000 Sign Petition and Voice Their Outrage

    March 31, 2014 – Insider’s guide to campus bias faced by Jews

    February 24, 2014 – BULLETIN: The Boycott of Israel is Being Promoted With Your Money on California and New York Campuses

    February 19, 2014 – BDS debate: A tale of two universities

    February 3, 2014 – BULLETIN: California Faculty Using State Resources to Promote Boycott of Israel

    January 29, 2014 – PRESS RELEASE: AMCHA Calls for DOJ Investigation of CSUN Prof Klein

    January 29, 2014 – AMCHA Contacts Attorney General Kamala D. Harris About Klein’s Page – Cites New Evidence

    January 9, 2014 – AMCHA Asks Harrison to Remove Klein’s Page in Light of Statement on Academic Boycott

    October 10, 2013 – AMCHA Responds to General Counsel Jones, Seeking Reconsideration of the Matter

    October 8, 2013 – Jones Responds to Previous Letter to Harrison, Stating Why Education Code 89005.5 Was Not Violated

    October 4, 2013 – AMCHA Calls On Harrison to Explain the University’s Lack of Findings of Education Code Violations

    October 4, 2013 – President of CSUN Harrison Declares Education Code Was Not Violated In Any Way

    September 30, 2013 – AMCHA Seeks Clear Answer Regarding the Removal of Klein’s Page

    September 25, 2013 – AMCHA Co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s public statement to CSU Board of Trustees

    September 25, 2013 – CSU Interim Legal Counsel Jones’ follow up response

    September 24, 2013 – AMCHA Initiative’s letter to CSU Board of Trustees regarding Interim Counsel Jones’ response

    September 23, 2013 – CSU Interim Legal Counsel Jones’ initial response on behalf of CSU Board of Trustees

    September 18, 2013 – AMCHA Initiative’s letter to CSU Board of Trustees

    August 15, 2013 – President Harrison’s response to AMCHA

    August 13, 2013 – AMCHA Initiative’s letter to President Harrison of CSUN

    October 29, 2012 – AMCHA Initiative’s Letter to CSU General Counsel Helwick

    June 7, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s second letter to Attorney General’s office regarding Klein’s website

    June 1, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founder Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s first letter to Attorney General’s office regarding Klein’s website

    May 17, 2012 – California Attorney General’s letter affirming Klein’s right to post his boycott website on the CSUN server

    May 17, 2012 – AMCHA Co-founders continue to urge Chancellor Reed to address Klein’s website and retaliatory attacks on AMCHA

    April 16, 2012 – AMCHA Initiative co-founders’ letter to Chancellor Reed

    April 16, 2012 – AMCHA’s open letter to CSU Chancellor Reed

    February 6, 2012 – AMCHA Initiative’s letter to Chancellor Reed

    December 12, 2011 – Tammi Rossman-Benjamin’s response to President Koester’s apology

    December 9, 2011 – President Koester’s “message of apology”

    December 8, 2011 – President Koester’s dismissive email

    December 7, 2011 – AMCHA co-founders’ response to President Koester

    December 5, 2011 – President Koester’s response to AMCHA’s initial letter

    November 22, 2011 – AMCHA co-founders’ initial letter to President Koester