Campus Monitor - Towson University

Student Voices

  • May 2, 2018 – Towson University Jewish Student (Sarah) “I didn’t expect that to happen for just being Jewish.” Read more
  • October 13, 2015 – JEWISH TOWSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT (Rebecca) “I’m Jewish, I’m from a small town, people are mean, but never had I experienced anything like this. Prior to this, I hadn’t seen any incidents of anti-Semitism on campus. I was shocked.” Read more

 

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: PHYSICAL ASSAULT;
VERBAL ASSAULT
4/29/18 – Two members of the Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi were assaulted while walking to a house in the unit block of Aigburth Road by two suspects who followed them, shouting, “Fuck the Jews.” One of the suspects then punched one of the Jewish AEPi members in the face. The second victim retreated and called 911, then returned to try to help and was also punched in the face. Police arrived at the scene and witnessed the two suspects standing over one of the victims and yelling at him. All of the people involved are confirmed Towson University students.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
INTIMIDATION;
HISTORICAL
10/11/15 – Antisemitic graffiti including a Jewish star with a cross through it and slurs of “Hitler was right,” “With Jews you lose” and “Fascism Just Do It” were written on a chalkboard in the middle of campus.

 

In the News ?

April 30, 2018:
Haaretz – Two Jewish Fraternity Brothers at Towson University Assaulted in Alleged anti-Semitic Hate Crime

April 30, 2018:
CBS Baltimore – Towson University Investigating Reported Assault As Possible Hate Crime

October 13, 2015: Baltimore Jewish Life – Anti Semitic Graffiti Found at Towson University
(Description note, “The first thing I saw was a Jewish star with a cross through it,” said Rebecca, a 19-year-old sophomore from Cedar Grove, New Jersey. “I went back to look at it. On the board was written, ‘Fascism Just Do It’. Underneath that, it said, ‘Hitler was right’. Next to the Jewish star it said, ‘With Jews you lose’. I took pictures of it all. I was pretty upset, really scared and called my friend as I was walking back to my dorm and said, ‘You’ll never guess what I just saw’.”) 

October 13, 2015: WBAL – Towson University investigates anti-Semitic postings
(Description note, “The board at Freedom Square included such phrases as “Hitler was right,” “With Jews you lose” and “Fascism just do it.” Photos of the slurs were also circulated on social media.”)

January 8, 2014: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – TU president, provost oppose boycott of Israeli academic institutions

April 5, 2011: C.A.M.E.R.A. – Baltimore Sun prints Prof Kimberly Katz’s anti-Israel Polemic
(Description note, “The Baltimore Sun opinion column, Nonviolent protest nothing new in the Middle East (March 7) by Kimberly Katz, an associate professor of Middle East history at Towson University, is a misleading, repeatedly erroneous polemic. Katz promotes the film “Budrus,” about a West Bank village whose residents have protested the route of Israel’s security barrier. She claims it is an example the kind of non-violent demonstrations seen in Tunisia, Egypt and other Arab countries. To do so she implies that a local exception to Palestinian terrorism is representative. The professor also repeatedly — if unacademically — omits or distorts pertinent facts.”)
 

September 10, 2008: CFCA – USA – Swastika images left on Towson campus
(Description note, “Towson  University police are investigating antisemetic messages left on the campus. School officials said a dozen students found swastikas drawn on their dorm room message boards. “It’s not like it was one door. It was their mission to paint the whole hallway,” said student Jason Conti. Half of the boards were hanging on the doors of rooms belonging to Jewish students. The vandals left the hateful graffiti just before the holiest day of the Jewish calendar: Yom Kippur.”)

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Source Credit: TOWSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT tweet

Source Credit: Twitter post by outraged student in regards to the recent antisemitic graffiti


Source Credit: JEWISH TOWSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT (October 13, 2015)

Source Credit: Racist phrases recorded by Jewish Towson University student (October 13, 2015)


Source Credit: JEWISH TOWSON UNIVERSITY STUDENT (October 13, 2015)

Source Credit: Racist phrases recorded by Jewish Towson University student (October 13, 2015)


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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

N/A

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 1

  1. Samuel Collins

 


AMCHA Activism

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