Campus Monitor - Ohio University

Student Voices

  • March 5, 2015, An Attorney for Ohio University Jewish Students Arrested for Peaceful Protest (Zuckerman) “I wish all the facts could come out at trial. I wish people could have seen the discriminatory way they were treated by the university and the student body.” Read more
  • March 5, 2015, An Attorney for Ohio University Jewish Students Arrested for Peaceful Protest (Bossin) – “This whole case was driven by the university and the university police department. I think they were wrong in pursuing it the way they did and in the way they handled the whole case. It was driven by their desires, not by the City of Athens or the prosecutor’s office.” Read more
  • September 2014, Ohio University Student (Becky) “Many Jewish students are feeling concerned about their safety and how other students will respond to these accusations against Israel.” Read more
  • September 2014, Ohio University Student and Former Student Senate Treasurer (Carter Phillips)  Referring to the arrest of pro-Israel speakers at a Senate meeting, Phillips said of the Senate in his resignation speech: “We disrupt them when they’re speaking, we chant when they sit down, and we have them arrested for speaking out. All legitimacy we had … went out the door in handcuffs last Wednesday. This is no longer a government, it is a circus.”  Read more

 

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
9/29/17 – A swastika and the word “Clinton” was painted inside Glidden Hall on the day Yom Kippur began on sundown. Another swastika was found on a sidewalk on campus as well.

 

In the News ?

October 1, 2017:
The Athens News – OU leaders condemn graffiti of swastikas on campus

March 13, 2015: Campus Reform – UPDATE: Charges dropped against pro-Israel students arrested during peaceful protest

March 9, 2015: Jewish News – Charges dropped against Ohio U. anti-divestment protesters

March 9, 2015: WOUB – Charges Against OU Student Protesters Dismissed

March 9, 2015: JTA – Charges dropped against Ohio U. anti-divestment protesters

March 9, 2015: The Jewish Daily Forward – Charges Dropped Against Anti-BDS ‘Blood Bucket’ Protesters

March 6, 2015: Legal Insurrection – Charges dropped against pro-Israel Ohio U. students

March 5, 2015: The Post – Charges dropped against students arrested during September senate meeting (Description note, ““I wish all the facts could come out at trial,” Zuckerman said. “I wish people could have seen the discriminatory way they were treated by the university and the student body.”)

March 5, 2015: Cleveland Jewish News – Ohio U students’ cases dismissed (Description note, ““This whole case was driven by the university and the university police department,” said Bossin, Sebo’s attorney. “I think they were wrong in pursuing it the way they did and in the way they handled the whole case. It was driven by their desires, not by the City of Athens or the prosecutor’s office.”)

March 3, 2015: The Jewish Week – American Campuses: Cause For Alarm?

February 12, 2015: Cleveland Jewish News – Ohio U students’ bench trial canceled

January 23, 2015: Cleveland Jewish News – OU student senate president charged with disorderly conduct

November 7, 2014: International Business Times – After Israel-Gaza Conflict, Growing Anti-Semitism On US College Campuses

November 7, 2014: Jewish Heritage Month – After Israel-Gaza Conflict, Growing Anti-Semitism On US College Campuses

November 6, 2014: JTA – Universities called out for trying to suppress protests of Israel

November 2, 2014: The Daily Caller – Did ‘Revolutionary Communist’ Professor Inspire Blood-Bucket Challenge?

October 31, 2014: The Jewish Daily Forward – 4 Ohio ‘Blood Bucket’ Protest Students Face Trial

October 30, 2014: Woud Public Media – Student Protesters Get Amended Charges

October 27, 2014: The Jewish Daily Forward – Campus Anti-Israel Protests Surge by 114%

October 15, 2014: Cleveland Jewish News – OU turmoil raises governance issues for senior

October 10, 2014: Inside Higher Ed – A Civility Manifesto

October 8, 2014: Cleveland Jewish News – Pretrial hearings for Ohio University students Peltz, Sebo rescheduled

September 30, 2014: Inquisitr – Ohio University Student Senate Secretary Resigns In Wake Of President’s Anti-Israel ‘Blood Bucket Challenge’

September 30, 2014: Shalom Life – Jewish Anti-Israel Group Stage Blood Bucket Challenges Around Israel [VIDEO]

September 23, 2014: The Post – Letter: Carter Phillips should be applauded for protecting our freedom of speech

September 17, 2014: VIDEO: The College Fix-OU Student Senate: Carter Phillips Resignation

September 17, 2014: The College Fix- OU Student Senate: Treasurer Carter Phillips resigns

September 17, 2014: The Athens News – Treasurer resigns at packed Student Senate meeting, but no more arrests
September 17, 2014: The College Fix- ‘Blood Bucket’ Fallout Leads Ohio University Student Official to Quit (Description note – We disrupt them when they’re speaking, we chant when they sit down, and we have them arrested for speaking out. All legitimacy we had … went out the door in handcuffs last Wednesday. This is no longer a government, it is a circus.”)

September 15, 2014: Inside Higher Ed- Blood Bucket Aftermath

September 15, 2014: University Herald- Ohio University Asked To Apologise Following Arrest of Pro-Israel Students (UPDATE)

September 14, 2014: Athens News – Marzec ‘blood’ video contained classic anti-Semitic imagery

September 12, 2014: Haaretz- Ohio University `blood-bucket’ controversy prompts pro-Israel protests, arrests (Description note – “Marzec was defiant in response to the protest. According to the Post Athens, she stood on a table after the arrests and declared that she would “never apologize for the people of Palestine.” She added, “And I will never stand up for fascists. And this body won’t either.”)

September 12, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT- OHIO President: University remains committed to free speech and civility

September 12, 2014: JNS- Ohio University pro-Israel students arrested after protesting at student senate

September 11, 2014: Legal Insurrection- Ohio University Profs appear to glorify self-immolation as “nonviolent” protest

September 12, 2014: Times of Israel- Blood bucket challenge’ rocks campus

September 11, 2014: Shalom Life- Anti-Israel Student President Has Jewish Students Arrested For “Disturbing” the Peace

September 11, 2014: Campus Reform- Pro-Israel students arrested after defending Israel at public forum

September 11, 2014: Legal Insurrection- Pro-Israel Ohio U. student arrested for reading Legal Insurrection blog post out loud during protest (#ousenate)

September 11, 2014: Cleveland Jewish News- Ice bucket case continues to roil OU campus

September 10, 2014: OPEN LETTER BY FACULTY- OPEN LETTER BY OHIO UNIVERSITY FACULTY IN SUPPORT OF MEGAN MARZEC (description note – “We support Marzec and we call on the Ohio University community to have a genuine and open debate on the questions she has raised.”)

September 10, 2014: JP Updates, Jewish Political News & Updates- ‘Blood Bucket’ Pro-BDS Video Shakes Up Jewish Students at Ohio U

September 10, 2014: Haaretz- Anti-Israel ‘blood bucket’ protest stokes backlash on U.S. campus (Description note – ““We’ve never had any BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] movement on our campus, have always had a very open, welcoming community.” Now, she [Becky Sebo, president of Bobcats for Israel] said, “Jewish students in particular are feeling very singled out by the video. Many Jewish students are feeling concerned about their safety and how other students will respond to these accusations against Israel.”)

September 5, 2014: Chronicle – Student Leader at Ohio U. Turns ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ Into Protest of Israel

September 5, 2014: Legal Insurrection – Of course, BDS supporter hijacks ALS ice bucket challenge to bash Israel

September 5, 2014: College Insurrection – Ohio University Student Does ‘Blood Bucket’ Challenge for BDS

September 5, 2014: University Herald – “Blood Bucket Challenge” at Ohio University Sparks Outrage

September 5, 2014: The New Political – Senate president’s bucket challenge gains national attention

September 4, 2014: The New Political – Students speak out over Marzec ‘blood’ bucket controversy

September 4, 2014: Athens Ohio Today – Blood bucket challenge: Student Senate leader asks OU to divest from Israel

September 4, 2014: Campus Reform – VIDEO: Anti-Israel ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ uses Palestinian ‘blood’

September 4, 2014: Tea Party News Network – Blood Bucket Challenge: Graphic Act of Anti-Semitism at Ohio University

September 4, 2014: Cleveland Jewish News – Ohio University student’s ice bucket challenge targets Israel

September 4, 2014: Jewish Press- Ohio University Student’s Epic BDS/Bucket Challenge Fail

September 4, 2014: Breitbart – BLOOD BUCKET CHALLENGE: NEW ANTI-SEMITIC MOVEMENT AT OHIO UNIVERSITY

thumbs-up September 4, 2014: Athens News – ‘Blood’ bucket challenge: Student Senate president’s defiant video decries OU’s involvement with Israel (Description note – “Later Wednesday, however, President McDavis’ office released another statement, noting that Marzec ‘had altered the original spirit with which President Roderick J. McDavis issued the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.’ The statement said that the Student Senate president’s actions ‘do not reflect the position of Ohio University or President McDavis.'”)

September 4, 2014: Truth Revolt – Ohio Univ. Student Body Prez Dumps Bucket of Blood On Herself To Target Israel In ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ (Description note – “As student senate president, I’m sending a message of student concern about the genocide in Gaza and the occupation of Palestine by the Israeli state…I’m urging you and OU (Ohio University) to divest and cut all ties to academic and other Israeli institutions and businesses.”)

 

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

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FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 4

  1. George Hartley
  2. Tom Hayes
  3. Marina Peterson
  4. Louis-Georges Schwartz