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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Eric Cheyfitz, professor of American studies and humane letters at Cornell University, speaks in support of the American Studies Association’s boycott of Israel on Feb. 25 in the Klingenstein Lounge.

Guest speakers debate academic boycott

By Stephen Adams, Assistant Multimedia Editor February 26, 2014
The Israeli education boycott debate at Ithaca College came to a head on Jan. 25 when two groups hosted guest speakers with opposite views only one hour apart and across the hall from each other.
William Jacobson, director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell University, has filed a whistlesblowers complaint in response to the ASA boycott.

Professor files IRS complaint against pro-boycott group

By Sabrina Knight, News Editor February 26, 2014
William Jacobson, clinical professor and director of the Securities Law Clinic at Cornell University, has filed an IRS whistleblower complaint against the American Studies Association.

Even in China, it’s Social Media activism, not slacktivism…

By Jeremy Li February 23, 2014

When we talk about activism on social media, we immediately think about the students uprising during the Arab Spring or Occupy Wall Street. We can easily think of democratically/politically motivated online...

Forget about the Olympics, people are suffering…

By Jeremy Li February 11, 2014

As part of the millennial generation, do you care more about the sports and the medal or people placed in extreme adversity in exchange for the success of this grand occasion? When a grand sporting occasion...

Point/counterpoint: Opposition to boycott spurs debate

By Samantha Weil February 5, 2014

Israel's growth transcends boycott and disagreement Drip Irrigation, the ReWalk and the PillCam are all inventions from Israel that are improving people’s lives on a daily basis. With the amount...

President Rochon opposes Israeli boycott

By Kayla Dwyer, Assistant News Editor January 29, 2014
Tom Rochon has announced his opposition to the American Studies Association’s endorsement of an academic boycott of Israeli higher education institutions in a statement he released via Intercom on Jan. 9.

Commentary: Consumers unwittingly fuel Israeli occupation

By Luna Olavarria Gallegos October 2, 2013

How often do you support military intervention in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank? Whether you are aware of it or not, we are bombarded by products supporting Israel’s military occupation and its building...

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