Publication: Campus Watch

First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 3 reports

Audit Finds U.S. Higher Education Act Funding Anti-Semitism at UCLA

Middle East studies in the Newsby Paul MillerWatchdog.org (project of Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity)September 18, 2014http://watchdog.org/171574/anti-semitism-ucla/http://www.campus-watch.org/article/id/13982A high-profile academic ... [Published Campus Watch - 17 hours ago]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Middle Eastern Studies Expert Gives Talk on Instability in the Region

Middle East studies in the Newsby Samuel TackittThe Daily Texan (student newspaper of University of Texas at Austin)September 17, 2014http://www.dailytexanonline.com/2014/09/17/middle-eastern-studies-expert-gives-talk-on-instability-in-the-regionhttp ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

De-hired Professor Steven Salaita Is a University's Worst Nightmare

As both sides dig in their heels, an end to the crisis that has been rattling the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign over the hiring and subsequent de-hiring of a Palestinian American professor seems further away than ever.Steven G. Salaita, whose ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 12 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

Teach-In Highlights Sharp Divides Over Gaza [incl. Beshara Doumani]

A teach-in on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict grew tense Wednesday evening as opinions clashed in a MacMillan 117 filled to capacity.The event, entitled "Why Gaza Matters: The War and its Consequences," featured a panel of five speakers followed by a ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 12 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 12 2014 - 1 reports

U. of I. trustees vote 8-1 to reject Salaita

The University of Illinois board of trustees voted Thursday not to hire controversial professor Steven Salaita, finalizing a decision that has created much backlash on campus and from academia nationally.The 8-1 vote came after top university officials ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 1 reports

Matesan Studies Contentious Politics, Violence in the Middle East [on Ioana Emy Matesan]

Ioana Emy Matesan, assistant professor of government, is teaching two sections of GOVT 157 Democracy and Dictatorship. Matesan is an expert on Middle Eastern politics and joined the faculty this fall.Q: Welcome to Wesleyan, Professor Matesan! Can you ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 10 2014]
Entities: Romania, Violence, Indonesia
First reported Sep 09 2014 - Updated Sep 09 2014 - 1 reports

Stanford University Agitprop Press [incl. Joel Beinin]

What state of intellectual life have we reached in the United States when a reputable American university press – Stanford University Press – sponsors a blog about Israel and Gaza and publishes only one-sided essays critical of Israel? Where is the traditional ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 09 2014]
First reported Sep 05 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Will Taxpayer-supported Title VI Middle East Studies Centers Boycott Israel?

at 11:26 pmhttp://www.campus-watch.org/blog/2014/09/will-taxpayer-supported-title-vi-middle-eastWill the taxpayer-supported Middle East studies centers at five American universities join a boycott of Israeli academic institutions? Or were their directors, ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 05 2014]
First reported Aug 31 2014 - Updated Aug 31 2014 - 1 reports

Hamas's Academic Apologists

Reaction by Middle East studies professors to Israel's recent effort to destroy Hamas's terrorist infrastructure epitomizes their perennial pro-Hamas, anti-Israel, and anti-American biases. In lieu of reasoned, informed, and balanced assessments, they ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 31 2014]
First reported Aug 30 2014 - Updated Aug 30 2014 - 1 reports

Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That's a Good Thing [on Steven Salaita]

For those of us occupying the airless niche that is American academia, the Steven Salaita case has been the equivalent of a celebrity scandal, a salacious little tale that somehow, if viewed from just the right angle and at an appropriate distance, tells ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 30 2014]
First reported Aug 28 2014 - Updated Aug 28 2014 - 1 reports

America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded Area Studies and Foreign Policy Programs

Midway through President Barack Obama's second term, the United States finds itself besieged by explosive foreign policy crises, one of which has reached its own border. Despite White House spokesman Josh Earnest's claims that the Administration has "substantially ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 28 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 23 2014 - 2 reports

UNC Professors Join Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions

Middle East studies in the Newsby Tat'yana BerdanThe Daily Tar Heel (student newspaper of University of North Carolina)August 17, 2014http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2014/08/unc-professors-join-boycott-of-israeli-academic-institutionshttp://www.c ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 23 2014]

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Civil rights expert and president of the Louis D Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, Kenneth L Marcus, told Watchdog.org, "Universities that receive Title VI funding often have the most hostile environments for Jewish students."
"Some programs were reportedly so hostile towards Israel that they would not even remotely entertain views that contradicted their unrelentingly anti-Israel perspective" the report states
...This bias against efforts to strengthen national security continues: MESA's web site states that , "MESA publications will not accept advertising from defense and intelligence related agencies from any government."
"People want to dismiss regimes automatically," Bacik said. "To remove regimes the people must act quickly to avoid disaster and state collapse."

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De-hired Professor Steven Salaita Is a Universi... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 15 2014]
Teach-In Highlights Sharp Divides Over Gaza [in... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 12 2014]
U. of I. trustees vote 8-1 to reject Salaita [Published Campus Watch - Sep 11 2014]
Matesan Studies Contentious Politics, Violence ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 10 2014]
Stanford University Agitprop Press [incl. Joel ... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 09 2014]
Will Taxpayer-supported Title VI Middle East St... [Published Campus Watch - Sep 05 2014]
Hamas's Academic Apologists [Published Campus Watch - Aug 31 2014]
Tweets Cost a Professor His Tenure, and That's ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 30 2014]
America Is Ill-Served by Its Government-Funded ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 28 2014]
How Middle East Studies Professors Handle Bias ... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 28 2014]
Georgetown Professor and Son of Terror Conspira... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 25 2014]
Professor Mark LeVine's Comparison Between Gaza... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 25 2014]
UNC Professors Join Boycott of Israeli Academic... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 23 2014]
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Campuses Hone Tactics As BDS Wars Loom [incl. R... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 21 2014]
University Rescinds Job Offer to Incoming Profe... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 20 2014]
Professor's Tweets About Israel Crossed the Lin... [Published Campus Watch - Aug 20 2014]
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