Campus Monitor - University of Connecticut

Student Voices

  • March 9, 2018 – University of Connecticut Student Journalist (Keren) – “Most of the disagreement with Sarsour comes from her aggressive anti-Israel beliefs, which is highly likely to directly offend or threaten Israeli students and Jewish life on campus. Taking into account the bold anti-semitic incidents taken on campus, especially one that took place in September 2017 near the Hillel house. A car drove by a student near Hillel on campus and the girl sitting in the back seat yelled derogatory comments at a student wearing a kippah. With aggressive encounters like this occurring, it is important that the university’s administration ensure that every student feels safe and comfortable…” Read more

 

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Total Antisemitic Activity:

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Classification Date-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
2/18/18 – A pair of swastikas were created in the snow over the weekend outside of Oak Hall. According to the Daily Campus, “The swastikas, one large and one smaller, were clearly visible from the upper floors of Oak Hall Monday morning.”
VERBAL ASSAULT;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/31/17 – A Jewish student was wearing a Kippah and walking away from a Hillel event when a car pulled up, rolled down the window, and a woman in the car yelled, “Go to the f**ing ovens!” at the student.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
DENIGRATION;
HISTORICAL
3/25/16 – An antisemitic flier was distributed to networked printers and fax machines on campus. The flier had swastikas and said, “White Man are you Sick and Tired of the Jews Destroying Your Country through Mass Immigration and Degeneracy? Join Us in the Struggle for Global White Supremacy at the Daily Stormer.”
ANTISEMITIC EXPRESSION: DEMONIZATION;
DELEGITIMIZATION
4/18/17 – A flier found on a bulletin board on campus contained demonizing and delegitimizing false “facts” about Israel that included, “Israeli ‘defense’ forces regularly, systematically and brutally kidnaps….and tortures Palestinian children,” “….’Israel is guilty of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinian people'” “the 2008 war (read: massacre)…”

 

In the News ?

February 20, 2018:
The Daily Campus – Snow swastikas found outside Oak Hall

September 13, 2017:
Wsfb –  UConn student speaks out after being the target of anti-Semitic comment

September 8, 2017:
The Daily Campus – UConn student “shocked” by anti-Semitic comment

September 15, 2016:
The Daily Campus – Boycotting Israeli culture is not the proper solution 

October 21, 2015:
The Daily Campus – Student Union vigil mourns victims of terror in Israel
(Description note, “Seventh-semester English major Michael Jefferson said he was skeptical of there even being an increasing trend of anti-Semitism. “Why not reach out to the Palestinians on campus and have a joint vigil?” Jefferson asked. “They’ve got thousands of more bodies to bury.””)

June 28, 2015:
UConntact – Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) chapter at University of Connecticut

December 23, 2013: UNIVERSITY STATEMENT – President Herbst Addresses Boycotts of Israeli Academic Institutions

 

Photo Album - Campus Antisemitism

Swastika in Snow at U of Connecticut

A pair of swastikas were created in the snow at the University of Connecticut. Source Credit: The Daily Campus (February 18, 2018)


 

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 2
International Relations Association
SJP (inactive)

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 7

  1. Cesar Abadia
  2. Shringarpure Bhakti
  3. Jason Chang
  4. James Faris
  5. Melina Pappademos
  6. Cathy Schlund-Vials
  7. Merrill Singer

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