Articles by AEN leaders and members, recent AEN events, updates on campus developments, an interview with Mark Yudof on AEN’s Guide and Resource Book for University Leaders, and an interview with Cary Nelson on Israel and the Academy.
A first-year retrospective, articles by AEN leaders, an overview of recent events, and an introduction to AEN’s professional staff.
The City University of New York today released the results of a nearly six-month investigation by two highly regarded outside counsel into allegations of anti-Semitic incidents on CUNY campuses.
They found that almost all of the alleged offensive speech was protected under the First Amendment, and that a few incidents of alleged conduct subject to discipline involved perpetrators who could not be identified. In one case where individuals could be identified, the report notes, the college in question disciplined the students responsible for violating university policy.
(JNS.org) A newly formed network of academics will work to support Israel and oppose the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state on American college campuses.
Launched this week, the Academic Engagement Network (AEN) says its group of faculty members and administrators will “anticipate and address anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activities as they arise, counteract the BDS movement, and maintain constructive ties with those on other campuses who are confronting similar challenges.” Additionally, AEN members intend to facilitate “reasoned discourse about Israel on campuses, while protecting and nurturing the exercise of academic freedom and freedom of expression.”