Campus Monitor - Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Student Voices

  • March 22, 2017 – Virginia Tech Student (Benjamin) “As ignorance grows these days, they don’t understand what that sign truly means. Not only is it [swastika] a sign of hate against the Jewish people and everything that we’ve worked toward, but it’s also a sign against spreading the truth. It’s complete ignorant trash.” Read more
  • March 20, 2017 – Virginia Tech Chabad Co-Director (Rabbi Zvi Yaakov Zwiebel ) “They [100’s of leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas] were all over the [Chabad] property. I was absolutely shocked! We’ve only ever had positive interactions with people here. The students are always very respectful, and we don’t even have a BDS movement [attempts to boycott and divest from Israel] here. So for this to happen is just shocking.” Read more

 

Antisemitism Tracker

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ClassificationDate-Description
TARGETING JEWISH STUDENTS AND STAFF: GENOCIDAL EXPRESSION;
HARASSMENT;
HISTORICAL
3/18/17 – About 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found strewn across the lawn of the campus Chabad Jewish Student Center on Saturday by the center’s co-Director, Rabbi Zvi Zweibel. The incident came a day after the center announced it would bring Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel to campus for an event April 24 designed to honor professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor killed in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, when he blocked the door of his classroom so students could escape.

 

In the News ?

March 28, 2017:
The Cavalier Daily – Zero tolerance for anti-Semitism

March 22, 2017:
KNOE – Thousands show support at Virginia Tech after leaflets with swastikas appear

March 20, 2017:
Chabad.org – Rally at Virginia Tech to Counter Anti-Semitic Leaflets Left at Chabad

March 19, 2017:
The Roanoke Times – Police investigating after leaflets with swastikas found at Virginia Tech Jewish center
(Description note, “About 100 leaflets with hand-drawn swastikas were found strewn across the lawn of the campus Chabad Jewish Student Center on Saturday by the center’s co-Director, Rabbi Zvi Zweibel. The incident came a day after the center announced it would bring Holocaust survivor Rabbi Nissen Mangel to campus for an event April 24 designed to honor professor Liviu Librescu, a Holocaust survivor killed in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, when he blocked the door of his classroom so students could escape.”)

January 2014: Legal Insurrection – University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

January 6, 2014: Washington Post – University leaders in Washington region denounce academic boycott of Israel

 

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BDS Tracker

No divestment vote has taken place.


BDS Instigators: Student & Faculty


STUDENT BDS

Student Group(s) Promoting BDS: 1
SJP (inactive)

FACULTY BDS

Number of Faculty Endorsing the Academic Boycott of Israel: 3

  1. Nicholas Copeland
  2. Richard Shryock
  3. Janell Watson

 


AMCHA Activism

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