Sneak Passover tactic fails, as motion to table the Divestment Resolution indefinitely passes....
Assembly member: Assembly President "wants to see 20 year old college students form firm opinions on an issue we know very little about and have no responsibility for"...
Pushing for final vote next week less than 48 hours after Second Passover Seder...
(22) Be it resolved, that Cornell University will further examine its assets for investments in companies that a) provide military support for, or weaponry to, the occupation of Palestinian territory or b) facilitate the building or maintenance of the illegal separation wall or the demolition of Palestinian homes, or c) facilitate the building, maintenance or economic development of illegal Israeli settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, (23) Be it further resolved, that Cornell University will make information about all of its assets public, pertaining especially to its investments, (24) And be it finally resolved, that Cornell University will end its complicity with the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and divest its holdings from the aforementioned companies and any other companies that profit directly from Israeli military occupation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Moreover, Cornell University will not make further investments in companies that materially support or profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory.Passover starts Monday night, April 14, and many Jewish students at Cornell leave on Thursday to head home for the holidays. If the Resolution is not tabled on Thursday, the Resolution will come to a formal vote on the following Thursday, April 17, in the middle of Passover, just a day after Jewish students return to campus after Passover Seders. By so scheduling the Resolution, SJP and its supporters in the Student Assembly have sought to put Jewish students and campus groups at a disadvantage, literally forcing them to choose between celebrating the Jewish People's Exodus from slavery in Egypt or organizing to fight the Divestment Resolution.
Perhaps it's time for a "boycott me too" movement to counter anti-Israel academic boycotts....
It's hard being a principled member of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divest and Sanction movement. With Israel being a leader in computer, medical and other technologies, one would have to enter a time machine back to the 1950s to truly boycott Israeli products. The Cornell Students For Justice...
November 18, 2013 Assault reported on University Ave, near Lake St, 11/16/13 The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a reported assault that occurred on
University Ave., near Lake Street, around 3:11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013.According to the male victim, he and a friend were walking on University Ave., near Lake Street, when they were approached by two males. The victim reports that the two males did not say anything, but one of the males punched the victim in the face with a closed fist causing pain and physical injury. The victim describes the perpetrators as a tall black male wearing dark clothing and a shorter Hispanic male also wearing dark clothing. The perpetrators then fled the area in a southerly direction on University Ave. The extent of the injury to the victim was not immediately apparent at the time of the incident and has been upgraded to an Assault.
In addition to the real shutdowns at the WWII Memorial and elsewhere, we can expect to see all sorts of non-shutdowns blamed on the federal government partial shutdown. I noticed this along a path in the Collegetown section of Ithaca, a path along the Gorge next...
Umm, let me think on that. I have until September 12 at 4 p.m. to decide. This event sponsored by the Cornell Law School 2nd Amendment Club is open to the public, although good luck finding parking! Update: In response to some reader inquiries, I'm not sure if...
Parking in a university lot with an anti-Obama bumper sticker. From a reader on staff at Cornell: I don't remember seeing this bumper sticker on your site. The photo was taken in the parking lot of Cornell's parking office. ...
The conservative undergraduate bi-weekly newspaper on campus, The Cornell Review, has a new website where you can read the newspaper in a pretty cool viewer. Kathleen is the Executive Editor. Pretty soon they will integrate the Cornell Insider, the blog affiliate, into the website. The Cornell Review also...
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