Campus Monitor - DePaul University
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January 31, 2018:
The DePaulia – Pro-Israel and pro-Palestine groups on campus don’t see eye to eye
November 16, 2016:
Town Hall – Ben Shapiro Asks DePaul Security Guards: Chicago Has 4000 Shootings, Why Are You Worried About a 5’9″ Jewish Guy?
November 16, 2016:
Legal Insurrection – DePaul: Fundraiser for Terrorist Welcome, Ben Shapiro Not Welcome
August 11, 2016:
The Daily Wire – Detroit News: DePaul Ban Could Be Anti-Semitic
August 10, 2016:
The Detroit News – The anti-Semitic face of political correctness
February 26, 2016:
JUF News – Anti-Israel protestors disrupt, threaten human rights speaker on local campuses
(Description note – “Eid was confronted by hostile protestors at all three of his campus lectures. At University of Chicago, the lecture was shut down after police had to remove a protestor for hostile behavior; at DePaul University, activists were removed for shouting curse words at Eid in Arabic; and at Northwestern University, Eid cancelled the event after seeing the same protestors in the audience, saying that it would not be productive for him to speak.”)
February 11, 2016:
EVENT – Love Under Occupation
(Description note, “Give your Valetinine’s day a global perspective and join SJP DePaul and DePaul Divest with a film screening of “Omar” (2013 Oscar winning foreign film) followed with a critical discussion/reflection of the ongoing occupation in Palestine.”)
May 24, 2015: The DePaulia – DePaul Divest: One year later
May 7, 2015: The DePaulia – DePaul Feminist Front contraceptive initiative knocked off SGA ballot (Description note, “Last year, the DePaul Divest initiative divided the campus into pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli camps as Student For Justice in Palestine sought to convince the university to divest its funds from companies that do business with the Israeli government and military. While the measure passed with a 54 percent affirmation, divestment was never seriously considered as the university’s Fair Business Practices Committee voted it down in January.”)
April 26, 2015: The DePaulia – DePaul Feminist Front petitions for contraception on SGA ballot (Description note, “Last year, DePaul students cast their vote on an issue that landed on the ballot via the same route DFF is taking now. As SGA announced election results, the Students for Justice in Palestine gathered outside Arts and Letters with tears and shrieks of joy for a successful campaign that they hoped would influence DePaul administrators to divest from Israeli corporations that SJP claimed were benefitting from the harm of Palestinians. However, one year later, many question whether or not it carried any weight at all in the talks leading up to the decision by the Fair Business Practices Committee to continue preexisting business partnerships. Knight says that the lack of policy change on this specific case is no indication of a failure to take student-passed referenda seriously. “The Fair Business Practices Committee of faculty, staff and students met at length to consider the referendum and discovered that the facts on the ground did not support divestment in that specific case,” she said. “But they gave the referendum great attention and respect as they considered the facts. Universities don’t make decisions by politicized votes, but only after thoughtful investigation and consideration by a knowledgeable, representative group.”)
April 1, 2015: The ADL released a study that showed that 50% of all anti-Israel events in Illinois are held on three campuses: Loyola, DePaul and Northwestern.
April 1, 2015: ADL – 50% of Anti-Israel Events in Illinois on Three Campuses (Description note, “The BDS campaign at DePaul University was also active this semester because of the campus-wide BDS referendum that was passed by a vote of 1,575–1,333 on May 23, 2014. To follow up on the vote, the DePaul Divest coalition submitted a request to the DePaul Fair Business Practices Committee (FBPC) in January 2015 and asked them to recommend that DePaul divest from Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Veolia, and Caterpillar. The proposal was reportedly rejected by the FBPC.”)
March 21, 2015: The DePaulia – Palestinian activist Rasmea Odeh gets prison sentence for lying on immigration papers (Description note, “Scheinman, a member of Students Supporting Israel at DePaul, said she felt like she was punched in the stomach when SJP organized Odeh’s fundraiser.“I felt like I was being undervalued and attacked on my own campus,” she said.”)
March 1, 2015: The DePaulia – DePaul Divest: No more silence
February 24, 2015: DePaul Divests – Press Release: DePaul University Calls for Ethical Investment Policies Following DePaul Divest Campaign
February 17, 2015: San Diego Jewish World – BDS movement supresses free thought on campuses
February 10, 2015: Trans, Feminist and Chicano groups on campus publicly voiced their support of BDS.
February 10, 2015: The College Fix – Trans, Feminist and Chicano Groups Jump on the Divestment Bandwagon
February 9, 2015: DePaul Divests – DePaul Divests – Sign the Petition (Description note, Petition for DePaul Divest campaign to get University to divest, following student body narrowly passing divestment May 2014)
February 9, 2015: SJP launched a petition to promote BDS.
February 8, 2015: DePaulia Online – The future of DePaul Divest
February 4, 2015: The Washington Times – DePaul University sparks furor with fundraiser for convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh
February 4, 2015: Legal Insurrection – PHOTOS: Vigil for Rasmea Odeh victims at DePaul University
February 2, 2015: Campus Reform – Fundraiser for Palestinian terrorist to be held at DePaul
February 2, 2015: JNS – DePaul University SJP chapter to hold fundraiser for convicted Palestinian terrorist
February 2, 2015: AJC – AJC Appalled by DePaul University Student Fundraiser for Palestinian Terrorist
February 2, 2015: The Blaze – Chicago College Students Hosting Campus Fundraiser for Convicted Terrorist
February 2, 2015: Chicago Sun Times – Why does DePaul group honor a convicted killer?
February 1, 2015: Legal Insurrection – Upcoming fundraiser for convicted terrorist Rasmea Odeh at DePaul Univ.
January 31, 2015: San Diego Jewish World – ZOA protests fundraiser for terrorist at DePaul
January 30, 2015: JUF News – Chicago students fight BDS at Northwestern and DePaul
January 28, 2015: The Algemeiner – Depaul University Site of Fundraiser for Convicted Terrorist
January 27, 2015: Official statement of StandWithUs regarding BDS fail at DePaul University – “On January 9th, 2015, Students for Justice in Palestine submitted a case to the DePaul Fair Business Practices Committee calling on DePaul to divest its funds from specific multinational corporations that do business with Israel. Their spurious charges included allegations and smears against the Jewish State that were not rooted in fact, and came on the heels of last Spring’s biased and one-sided referendum question submitted by SJP calling on students to vote whether or not, “DePaul should follow socially responsible investment practices and divest its funds from companies that profit from Israel’s discriminatory practices and human rights violations” (the referendum narrowly passed by a vote of 1,575-1,333 with 10% of the student body voting).
On Monday, January 26th, we were informed by Scott Kelly, the chair of the FBPC, that they will not entertain SJP’s motion for several reasons. For one, the committee noted that DePaul already has an existing socially responsible investment strategy.
We applaud the student, staff and faculty representatives of the Fair Business Practices Committee for not giving legitimacy to SJP’s bigoted complaint, and hope that enhanced dialogue between all perspectives and communities on our campus will result. #InvestNotDivest”
January 26, 2015: Breitbart – DePaul University Site of Fundraiser for Convicted Terrorist
January 21, 2015: DePaul Newsline – Socially Responsible Investments Continue to Increase at DePaul
January 20, 2015: DePaul Divests – PRESS RELEASE: Student Coalition Re-Launches Divestment Campaign at DePaul University
October 5, 2014: The DePaulia – Gaza conflict extends Divest debate at DePaul
November 16, 2014: San Diego Jewish World – The Ivory Tower’s Attempt to Nazify Jews
October 12, 2014: The DePaulia – Steven Salaita, U of I professor denied job offer, speaks at DePaul
October 2014: The Tower – On Many Campuses, Hate is Spelled SJP
July 28, 2014: JNS – While global anti-Semitism surges, don’t forget U.S. campuses
July 16, 2014: Legal Insurrection – Expecting anti-Israel violence on campuses this fall
June 9, 2014: Fox News – Pro-Palestinian students bring hate, intimidation to campus, critics say
May 29, 2014: JWeekly – DePaul students approve divestment in referendum
May 27, 2014: Chicago Tribune – ‘Tolerance’ at DePaul? No, it’s bullying
May 27, 2014: Chicago Tribune – This is what’s wrong with university divestment
May 27, 2014: Truth Revolt – BDS Activists to Present Before Panel at DePaul University
May 25, 2014: Chicago Tribune – DePaul president invites pro-Palestine students to make case for divestment
May 23, 2014: JTA – DePaul students approve Israel divestment in referendum
May 23, 2014: Breitbart – JEWISH DEPAUL STUDENT: ‘I NO LONGER FELT SAFE ON THIS CAMPUS’
May 21, 2014: The DePaulia – DePaul Divest supporters hold rally, drop Palestinian flag in Arts and Letters building
May 20, 2014: The DePaulia – DePaul Divest stages informational sit-in in SAC Pit
May 19, 2014: The DePaulia – DePaul Divest speaks out: No more intimidation, no more misinformation
May 18, 2014: Chicago Tribune – DePaul students to vote on Israeli-Palestinian conflict
May 13, 2014: The DePaulia – Students for Justice in Palestine group at DePaul puts up ‘mock apartheid wall’
March 12, 2013: SJP protested a lecture entitled, “Fighting Terrorism in the Courtroom” by Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas.
November 10, 2011: SJP staged a walkout from a pro-Israel event where journalist Gil Hoffman was speaking.
April 24, 2014: The DePaulia – Dialogue and direct action: Why we heed the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions call at DePaul
April 20, 2014: The DePaulia – Israel divestment campaign poses threat to peace, cooperation
April 17, 2014: DePaul Divest Facebook Page
January 17, 2014: Legal Insurrection – University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel
March 12, 2013: ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: SJP and protesters shut down the event of Assistant U.S. Attorney Barry Jonas (sponsored by Center for Jewish Law & Judaic Studies) with their disturbances. Quote from article coverage in FightBack, “Jonas and his co-panelist, Stephen J. Landes, crumbled under the pressure of the dissenters. They could not make it through the whole presentation and the event ended half an hour early.”
November 10, 2011: ISRAEL EVENT DISRUPTED BY SJP – Description note: At a pro-Israel event, SJP protesters, filling up three quarters of the spots in the audience, interrupted the presentation, stood up, announced a statement then walked out.
Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism
Source Credit: AMCHA Supporter Submitted
5/23/2014 – Student Government: PASSED – Students voted in favor of a divestment resolution (54% to 46%).
3/1/2014 – Student Senate: FAILED – Passed, then vetoed by student body president.
BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty
- Lisa Calvente
- Laila Farah
- Kalyani Menon
- Jesse Mumm
- Ann Russo