Campus Monitor - Trinity College

Student Voices

  • April 26, 2016 – Trinity College Hillel Director (Lisa) – “[T]wo Jewish students went to Hillel after attending the film screening [of “Occupation of the American Mind”]  in considerable distress as a result of the messages of the film and discussion. “ Read more

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    Classification Date-Description
    12/15/17 – The ADL reported that swastikas and antisemitic messages were written in the snow. The date of the incident is approximated from ADL’s “Selected List of 2017 Anti-Semitic Incidents” report. No further confirmation or details about this incident are available.
    4/26/16 – SJP held a screening of the film, “The Occupation of the American Mind: Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States.” In the film, several speakers condoned terrorism against Israelis by justifying all violence against Israel, including acts of terrorism against Israeli citizens, as legitimate “resistance.” Many of the speakers demonized Israel, falsely accusing the Israeli government of “terrorism,” “murderous attacks,” and “acting like a monster,” and calling Israeli soldiers’ actions “inhumane” and “brutal.”
    BDS ACTIVITY: BDS EVENT 3/8/17 – Trinity College SJP tabled to promote, as well as hosted, an event titled, “Palestine-Israel and the Politics of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” with Wesleyan Professor Kehaulani Kauanui.


    In the News ?

    April 26, 2016:
    The Trinity Tripod – Students for Justice in Palestine Club Screening Brings All
    (Description note, “Lisa Kassow, Director of Trinity’s Zachs Hillel House, has asserted that two Jewish students went to Hillel after attending the film screening in considerable distress as a result of the messages of the film and discussion. “)

    January 5, 2016: – The Endless Occupation for Palestinian Children – A World of Fear, Humiliation and Frustration
    (Description note –  Vijay Prashad, who teaches at Trinity College cites the names of Palestinian teenagers who were killed “in cold blood” by Israeli security services in his article that was published. The names cited include one who is not dead but in prison, and all other individuals with the exception of one killed in crossfire, were killed while carrying out attacks on Israeli civilians or police.)

    July 15, 2015: The Jewish Voice – Why Universities Need a Definition of Anti-Semitism

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

    February 25, 2015: Haaretz – Alarming study on U.S. campus anti-Semitism levels is a wakeup call

    February 24, 2015: Inside Higher Ed – Campus Anti-Semitism

    February 23, 2015: The Jewish Press – New Study: Jewish, Pro-Israel Students on US Campuses Not ‘Legitimate’ Victims

    February 23, 2015: National Demographic Survey of American Jewish College Students 2014 – ANTI-SEMITISM REPORT

    February 23, 2015: The Algemeiner – Survey: More Than Half of Jewish College Students Report Antisemitism on Campus

    February 23, 2015: The Jewish Week – How Many Jewish College Students Experience Anti-Semitism?

    September 11, 2014: –Why Remaining Silent About the Perils of Zionism is Not an Option – Academics and Israel (Description note – Johnny E. Williams, an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Trinity College, authored. Excerpts include, “Unlike Judaism, which is inclusive and compassionate to people, Zionism lacks a moral and ethical center given it propagates the belief Palestine belongs to Jews not Palestinians…Academics no longer fear knee jerk screams of anti-Semitism when we are simply questioning the Israeli…intolerable occupation of Palestine and its apartheid system.”)

    August 26, 2014: Jewish Daily Forward – Anti-Israel Professor Returns to Trinity College — Will Controversy Come Back Too?

    thumbs-up December 29, 2013: Legal Insurrection – Trinity College Profs issue letter rejecting anti-Israel academic boycott

    thumbs-downDecember 27, 2013: Inside Higher Ed – Not in Our Name

    thumbs-upDecember 27, 2013: Legal Insurrection – Trinity College profs issue letter supporting Israel boycott, but less than 10% sign

    thumbs-upDecember 2013: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT, PRESIDENTTo the Immediate Attention of the President of the American Studies Association


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    BDS Tracker

    No divestment vote has taken place.

    BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


    Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1


    Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 21

    1. Zayde Antrim
    2. Raymond William Baker
    3. Davarian L. Baldwin
    4. Janet Bauer
    5. Jeffrey Bayliss
    6. Robert J. Corber
    7. Andrea Dyrness
    8. Dario Euraque
    9. Lucy Ferriss
    10. Luis Figueroa
    11. Thomas Harrington
    12. Drew Hyland
    13. Anne Lambright
    14. Paul Lauter
    15. Garth A. Myers
    16. Vijay Prashad
    17. Gary Reger
    18. Stephen M. Valocchi
    19. Maurice Wade
    20. Johnny E. Williams
    21. Christina Heatherton

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