Campus Monitor - University of Maryland Baltimore County

Antisemitism Tracker

Total Antisemitic Activity:

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
10/4/17 – A swastika was etched into a table on campus. Date of incident is approximated from article.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
8/25/17 – Four separate cases of swastikas occurred on campus throughout August. Three of the cases involved swastikas drawn in permanent marker in bathrooms located in the Fine Arts and Public Policy buildings. The fourth incident was a swastika etched into a classroom desk. Date in Tracker is approximated, as incidents occurred throughout the month.
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HISTORICAL
1/14/2017 – Antisemitic slurs and drawings were found throughout the Information Technology and Engineering Building, where multiple surfaces in the building, along with posters and fliers containing images and names of faculty members, were covered with hate-speech and symbols directed at the Jewish faith. The word most frequently used by the perpetrator was “Jew,” including in the expression ‘Jew propaganda,’ and numerous Stars of David and a reverse swastika were drawn.
DESTRUCTION OF JEWISH PROPERTY;
GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
9/4/2016 – A swastika was drawn on the door of a Jewish resident assistant.

 

In the News ?

September 15, 2017:
The Retriever – Uptick in hate crimes worries UMBC community
(Description note, “In the month of August, UMBC had four hate crimes or acts of intolerance committed on campus. Four separate cases of intolerant and racially-charged vandalism were reported to the UMBC police department. Three of the cases involved Swastikas drawn in permanent marker in bathrooms located in the Fine Arts and Public Policy buildings. Another was considered a hate crime by the UMBC police department as well as an act of vandalism towards UMBC property. As stated in a UMBC police report, a swastika was etched into a classroom desk.”)

January 19, 2017:
The Retriever – Racist and religious hate crime in ITE Building
(Racist and anti-Semitic slurs and drawings were found throughout the Information Technology and Engineering Building around noon on Saturday, Jan. 14. Multiple surfaces in the building, along with posters and fliers, were covered with hate-speech and symbols directed at the Jewish faith. According to UMBC Deputy Chief of Police Paul Dillon, the most common word used by the perpetrator was ‘Jew,’ however he added that, ‘There were also some Stars of David that were frequently used throughout [the building], ‘jew propaganda’ was another term used and [that] there was one reverse swastika drawn.’ Many of the defiled posters and fliers contained pictures of faculty members on them. It is currently unclear whether any of these members were intentionally targeted, seeing as both people of Jewish and non-Jewish faith were included in the act of defamation. The UMBC Police Department categorized the incident as a ‘hate crime.’”)

September 30, 2016:
The Retriever – Religious hate crime committed in residence hall

December 23, 2013: UMBC News – Response to the ASA Academic Boycott of Israel from UMBC President Freeman Hrabowski and Provost Philip Rous

 

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BDS Tracker

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BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

N/A

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 3

  1. Theo Gonzalvez
  2. Mejdulene Shomali
  3. Julie M. Zito

 


AMCHA Activism

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