Campus Monitor - Evergreen State College

Student Voices

  • March 20, 2017 – Evergreen State College Jewish Student (Vered) [In response to the question, “Do you feel safe on campus”] “Sort of. I think that Jews on this campus have felt unsafe for awhile even when things were going well. It’s like living in a haunted house when only you can see the ghost, but no one else can see. You call people into the room and the ghost disappears. The bomb threats [to JCC’s] made there be renewed attention to anti-semitism, but it’s surface and superficial. It’s like when the lights go on, but when you turn the lights off the ghost of anti-semitism is still there. I feel about as safe on campus and slightly less safe off.” Read more
  • March 20, 2017 – Evergreen State College Jewish Student (Vered) [In response to the question, “Have you ever felt threatened on campus?”] “Once a friend, a friend of a friend, and I were all hanging out together and the friend of a friend started making a bunch of holocaust jokes when he found out I was Jewish. My friends didn’t say anything. I came from a Jewish neighborhood where this would have been a problem, and people would have frowned on it but it wouldn’t feel as threatening because of the community being so tight. I was feeling really isolated and it was freaky. Having to be the Jewish spokesperson in a different way can be hard.” Read more
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    ClassificationDate-Description
    TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
    HISTORICAL
    6/6/17 – The Attomwaffen division uploaded a video of themselves on YouTube showing members posting fliers on campus that contained a swastika along with the text, “Marxists…Niggers…Kikes…Nowhere to Run or Hide. We are everywhere.” Another poster said “Evergreen State College…The Attomwaffen Division” and contained a swastika.
    BDS ACTIVITY:CALLS FOR BDS9/21/16 – Evergreen SJP launches a petition demanding the TESC administration “honor the votes to ban all CAT equipment on campus and publicly take action in support of Palestinian sovereignty, human rights and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.”
    CALLS FOR BDS7/14/16 – SJP published an open letter to the Evergreen administration to demand that the administration, “take strong actions in support of…the BDS movement”. The letter was in response to the administration not boycotting Caterpillar machinery on campus. The administration had agreed to remove Sabra Hummus from dining following the vote on this issue previously and SJP noted that they were “informed that Sabra…products will be removed from the shelves at Evergreen by Fall Quarter. We will continue to follow up with the work group to ensure that the vote is respected.”
    BDS VOTE5/31/16 – In a student-wide vote, students voted to endorse two anti-Israel resolutions, the first to condemn the presence of Caterpillar equipment on campus and the second to de-shelve Sabra hummus. 67.4% of participating students voted for the Caterpillar resolution while 73.9% voted for de-shelving Sabra.

     

    In the News ?

    March 20, 2017:
    Cooper Point Journal – Bomb Threat Sparks Conversation

    September 22, 2016:
    Change.org – Tell TESC to Respect Caterpillar Inc Boycott Votes

    July 14, 2016:
    Santa Cruz IMC – TESC Students for Justice in Palestine Respond to Evergreen Administration
    (Description note – SJP published an open letter to the Evergreen administration to demand that the administration, “take strong actions in support of…the BDS movement”. The letter was in response to the administration not boycotting Caterpillar machinery on campus. The administration had agreed to remove Sabra Hummus from dining following the vote on this issue previously and SJP noted that they were “informed that Sabra…products will be removed from the shelves at Evergreen by Fall Quarter. We will continue to follow up with the work group to ensure that the vote is respected.”)

    June 13, 2014 – Tescdivest.blogspot – TESC DIVEST! Launches new divestment campaign to renew 2010 resolutions calling for divestment and a ban on Caterpiller Inc., equipment from campus

    January 25, 2014: Evergreen State College Faculty Endorse the ASA Academic Boycott of Israel

    March 29, 2015: Arutz Sheva – Op-Ed: Hatred of Israel on US Liberal Campuses

    January, 2015: FACULTY STATEMENT – Evergreen State College Faculty on the ASA Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

    May 31, 2011: “Board of Trustees’ Co-Chairs Respond to Open Letter on Divestment,” submission to Cooper Point Journal.

    January 18, 2011: “Message from the Board of Trustees” to GSU, email from January 18, 2011

    November 3, 2010: President, Les Purce “GSU resolutions on divestment from Israel and boycott of Caterpillar” email from November 3, 2010

     

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    May 31, 2016 – Passed – In a student-wide vote, students voted to endorse two anti-Israel resolutions, the first to condemn the presence of Caterpillar equipment on campus and the second to de-shelve Sabra hummus.  67.4% of participating students voted for the Caterpillar resolution while 73.9% voted for de-shelving Sabra.

    June 2, 2010 – Passed – Student Body votes in favor of two resolutions; one calls on divestment, the other calls to ban the use of Caterpiller Inc. equipment from campus.


    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    STUDENT BDS

    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 2
    TESC Divest
    Palestine Freedom Project

    FACULTY BDS

    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 19

    1. Peter Bohmer
    2. Arun Chandra
    3. Savvina Chowdhury
    4. Sarah Eltantawi
    5. Amjad Faur
    6. Anne Fischel
    7. Karen Gaul
    8. Angela Gilliam
    9. Zoltan Grossman
    10. Jeanne Hahn
    11. Grace Huerta
    12. Naima Lowe
    13. Laurie Meeker
    14. Larry Mosqueda
    15. Alice Nelson
    16. Lin Nelson
    17. Steve Niva
    18. Michael Vavrus
    19. Anthony Zaragoza