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GWU stands by Professor Lara Sheehi accused of anti-Semitism, berating Jewish students

Original article posted: link Originally Published by: JK Rowling confronted about past trans comments Greg Gutfeld: Apparently memes are now a tool of White supremacy ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith fires back on criticism of sports debate TV George Washington University is standing by its diversity professor after a complaint to the US Department of Education’s Office […]

StandWithUs files complaint against George Washington U, alleging antisemitism

Original article posted: link “A professor targeting Jewish and Israeli students for adverse treatment is textbook antisemitic discriminatory conduct.” Students march against antisemitism at George Washington University, Nov. 2, 2021. Source: American Jewish Committee/Twitter. Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Email Print (January 12, 2023 / JNS) The Israel education organization StandWithUs has filed a complaint against George […]

‘How Dare You Slander the Names of Our Martyrs’: Inside a George Washington Professor’s Pro-Hamas Tirade

Original article posted: link Lara Sheehi, under investigation for classroom anti-Semitism, expresses solidarity with terrorist group in private Instagram posts Alec Schemmel October 16, 2023 In the days following Hamas’s slaughter of innocent Israelis, a George Washington University professor under federal investigation for the mistreatment of Jewish students shared posts on her private Instagram account […]

GWU faculty ignore Hamas atrocities, defend attack on Israel: ‘Right of resistance’

Original article posted: link More On: george washington university Billboard truck slams GWU faculty who excused Hamas atrocities, praised terrorists’ ‘right of resistance’ Campus antisemites are vile but administrators who protect them are just as complicit George Washington University sheltering in place after homicide suspect escapes from hospital College announces new moniker after student backlash […]

‘Doxing truck’ displays names, faces of pro-Palestinian students, draws ire from officials

Original article posted: link A billboard truck displaying the names and faces of GW students reportedly involved in a pro-Palestinian coalition of student organizations was parked on campus Wednesday, including in front of the Elliott School of International Affairs building, where the coalition held a sit-in the same morning. The truck, sponsored by conservative media […]

Pro-Palestinian students hold sit-in at Elliott School, disrupted by ‘doxing truck’

Original article posted: link At least 30 students gathered for a three-hour pro-Palestinian sit-in in front of the Elliott School of International Affairs on Wednesday. The Student Coalition for Palestine at GWU — a group of student organizations formed after GW suspended Students for Justice in Palestine earlier this month — led the demonstration at the Elliott School, where students demanded the University […]

Faculty discuss academic freedom, request transparency on changes to admissions

Original article posted: link Faculty Senate Executive Committee Chair Ilana Feldman shared plans to create a portal for faculty to report academic freedom concerns at a Faculty Senate meeting Friday. She said the committee and the Senate Office would like to create a portal for faculty to report any concerns they have with exercising academic […]

GW suspends SJP for three months after anti-Israel library demonstration

Original article posted: link Officials on Tuesday suspended Students for Justice in Palestine at GWU from hosting and participating in on-campus activities for at least 90 days following the group’s anti-Israel and anti-GW projections onto Gelman Library last month. Officials will bar SJP from sponsoring or organizing on-campus activities on GW property and from using any indoor […]

Demonstrators march through campus in support of Palestinians

Original article posted: link Roughly 1,000 demonstrators marched in support of Palestinians through the Foggy Bottom Campus on Saturday amid a procession from the White House to the State Department. Demonstrators called for President Joe Biden’s administration to take accountability for its role in the killing of Palestinians during the Israel-Hamas war as well as a cease-fire […]

GW alumni in House pen letter demanding investigation after anti-Israel demonstration

Original article posted: link Seven GW alumni who are members of the House of Representatives wrote a letter to University President Ellen Granberg on Wednesday calling for a strong condemnation and immediate investigation of students’ anti-Israel projections on Gelman Library on Tuesday. Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY), Jared Moskowitz (D-FL), William Timmons (R-SC), Jill Tokuda (D-HI), […]

Dr. Granberg denounces students who projected anti-Israel, anti-GW messages onto Gelman Library

Original article posted: link University President Ellen Granberg called anti-Israel statements that students projected on Gelman Library Tuesday night antisemitic and a violation of GW policy after receiving intense national and local pressure to condemn the students. Granberg said GW students, faculty and staff have the right to be vocal but must express their views […]

Student group posts clips of Dr. Granberg’s ‘wish’ to expel students over speech; GW accuses group of distortion

Original article posted: link Clips from a pair of recordings posted by the Student Coalition for Palestine at GWU on Friday appear to show University President Ellen Granberg saying she wished she could expel students who engaged in certain types of pro-Palestinian speech — clips that a GW spokesperson said distorted Granberg’s message. A series of clips […]

Officials postpone Diversity Summit following outcry over anti-Israel demonstration

Original article posted: link Officials postponed the first part of GW’s annual Diversity Summit Wednesday, pointing to the “current climate” on campus following a national outcry over a campus demonstration criticizing Israel and GW Tuesday night. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement sent an email to registered attendees Wednesday afternoon, postponing the programming to place […]

Pro-Palestinian students protest outside Granberg inauguration

Original article posted: link Students gathered outside of the Smith Center on Friday to protest GW’s response to the Israel-Hamas war and demand officials release a statement condemning the Israeli military’s action in the Gaza Strip as Ellen Granberg officially became the University’s 19th president inside the building. About 40 pro-Palestinian demonstrators, including representatives from […]

Students rally in Kogan, march to F Street House to protest GW SJP suspension

Original article posted: link About 100 students rallied in Kogan Plaza on Wednesday afternoon to protest GW’s suspension of Students for Justice in Palestine at GWU following their projections of anti-Israel messages that criticized GW’s response to the Israel-Hamas war last month. The protest was led by at least four student organizations, who formed the Student Coalition for Palestine […]

George Washington University is failing to protect Jewish students, and DEI is partly to blame

Original article posted: link George Washington University has long been known as one of the “most Jewish” colleges in the United States. But its traditional reputation masks an ugly truth. Antisemitism abounds on campus, and administrators are failing to protect Jewish students from blatant discrimination. In an ironic twist, well-intentioned diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives […]

Hundreds of Academics Urge George Washington University To Suspend Antisemitic Professor

Original article posted: link Lara Sheehi alleges ‘right-wing’ cabal made ‘baseless’ claims against her More than 500 academics are calling for George Washington University to suspend a professor who has called all Israelis “racist,” arguing it would be “highly inappropriate” to force Jewish students to take her class. The academics, not all of whom are Jewish […]

What it’s really like to be Jewish on a campus ‘hotspot’ of antisemitism

Original article posted: link A year at George Washington University shows what is often missed by national groups sounding the alarm over the safety of Jewish students A student attends a campus vigil against antisemitism last November after a replica Torah was vandalized. Photo by Eric Lee for the Forward The first reports from George […]

Students join SJP rally to amplify Palestinian voices across campus

Original article posted: link Nearly 30 protesters rallied for Palestinian rights in Kogan Plaza on Friday afternoon, the finale of Students for Justice in Palestine’s Israeli Apartheid Week amplifying political education and cultural celebration surrounding Palestinian resistance. Student organizations like Black Defiance, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Students Against Imperialism joined Students for Justice in […]

Students for Justice in Palestine cleared of discipline for alleged poster damage: GW Hillel claims damages up to $4500

Original article posted: link Officials cleared Students for Justice in Palestine and its president of disciplinary charges last month after officials alleged the students of committing conduct violations in November related to an October postering campaign, according to a Palestinian rights advocacy group. Palestine Legal – a Palestinian rights advocacy organization representing SJP in the disciplinary case […]

Live Updates: GW community responds to desecration of Torah scroll in TKE house (also mentions stolen mezuzah)

Original article posted: link Police are investigating the desecration of a Torah scroll at Tau Kappa Epsilon’s on-campus house during a break in this weekend. University President Thomas LeBlanc and student groups are condemning the vandalism as an act of antisemitism as the GW Police Department and the Metropolitan Police Department investigate the incident as a […]

Officials postpone Diversity Summit following outcry over anti-Israel demonstration

Original article posted: link Officials postponed the first part of GW’s annual Diversity Summit Wednesday, pointing to the “current climate” on campus following a national outcry over a campus demonstration criticizing Israel and GW Tuesday night. The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement sent an email to registered attendees Wednesday afternoon, postponing the programming to place […]

Students gather at library steps for pro-Palestinian sit-in, march on State Department

Original article posted: link About 200 students walked out of their classes for a silent sit-in at Gelman Library on Thursday to join the international call to “Shut it Down for Palestine” and condemn the GW’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. With a banner that read “End the siege on Gaza” draped on the ground below them, […]

Psychology professor accused of antisemitism leaves GW

Original article posted: link Lara Sheehi, an assistant professor of clinical psychology accused of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli students, left GW amid an ongoing Office for Civil Rights investigation. A psychology professor accused of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli students left the University amid an ongoing federal investigation into her alleged misconduct. Lara Sheehi, […]

Understanding the Conflict in Israel and Palestine

Original article posted: link A panel discussion sponsored by The Institute for Middle East Studies and The School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Anti-Racism Coalition Featuring Arie Dubnov, Associate Professor of History and the Max Ticktin Chair of Israel Studies at The George Washington University. Will Youmans, Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs; Director, […]

GW for Israel pens letter calling on LeBlanc to address anti-Semitism on campus

Original article posted: link Several student leaders on campus have signed a letter addressed to University President Thomas LeBlanc to ask him to take steps to fight anti-Semitism at GW. Leaders of the Student Association, GW for Israel, the Jewish Student Association, GW College Republicans and GW College Democrats signed the letter, released Wednesday, that asks […]

Student leaders condemn alleged anti-Semitic vandalism on residence hall room door

Original article posted: link Student Association leaders condemned anti-Semitic graffiti allegedly found on a student’s door decorations in Mitchell Hall. Zev Siegfeld, the president of GW Young Americans for Liberty and a freshman representative for GW College Republicans, alleged on Facebook early Sunday morning that pictures of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on his […]

Column: The past of Mizrahi Jews has lessons for the present

Original article posted: link The foods and spices that enriched my childhood — malojahea, fasulia, labneh and za’atar — are unfamiliar to most of my Jewish peers at GW. Despite sharing common words and phrases, our prayer tunes hardly harmonize. And when I share my grandfather’s story, their eyes widen and jaws drop: a Jew […]

Where to Report Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

Campus Antisemitism Legal Line: (CALL)  https://www.legal-protection.org Anti-Defamation League:   https://www.adl.org/report-incident Stand With Us https://www.standwithus.com/report-an-antisemiticincident FBI https://www.fbi.gov/video-repository/report-hatecrimes- to-the-fbi/view NYS hate crime task force https://forms.ny.gov/s3/Hate-Crime-Tips NYS attorney general https://ag.ny.gov/coronavirus/reporting-hate-crimes OCR: Office of Civil Rights: OCR: Discrimination Complaint Form (ed.gov) File Complaint in CA: Home | OCR (ed.gov) CA Attorney General: https://oag.ca.gov/hatecrimes  CA Department of Civil Rights https://stophate.calcivilrights.ca.gov/s/  CA Civil [...]

Never Again Pledge Project

As leaders in our educational institutions, wield your influence to curb the surge of hatred – join the “Never Again is Now” pledge and emerge as pillars of transformation!

Op-ed: Amid global conflict and campus tensions, officials’ words matter (Int’l Affairs professor)

Original article posted: link Shaista E. Khilji is a professor of human and organizational learning and international affairs. Words matter. They allow us to communicate and talk to each other. They reveal our values and principles, who we are and what we stand for. Words make up and represent narratives. Good leaders articulate narratives that […]

Amid global conflict and campus tensions, officials’ words matter (Int’l Affairs professor)

Original article posted: link Shaista E. Khilji is a professor of human and organizational learning and international affairs. Words matter. They allow us to communicate and talk to each other. They reveal our values and principles, who we are and what we stand for. Words make up and represent narratives. Good leaders articulate narratives that […]

Granberg responds to projections at Gelman Library

Original article posted: link Dear Members of the George Washington University Community, Last night, multiple images were projected onto GW’s Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library by a group of individuals, including GW students, acting in violation of our university policy. They do not speak on behalf of the George Washington University. These images included antisemitic […]

Op-ed: Silencing Palestinians and their supporters speaks volumes of GW (Med School professor)

Original article posted: link Amr Madkour is an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. While we have not had the opportunity to meet, I would like to welcome you to GW, University President Ellen Granberg. I have had the privilege of serving as faculty in the School […]

George Washington Professor Accused of Antisemitism Leaves School, Heads to Qatar-Based Institute

Article written by Dion Pierre: George Washington University Professor Accused of Antisemitism Leaves School, Heads to Qatar-Based Institute - Algemeiner.com   George Washington University psychology professor Lara Sheehi, who was accused of verbally abusing and discriminating against her Jewish graduate students, has left the school and accepted a job at an institution based in Qatar, [...]

Universities on the Foreign Payroll

Original article posted: link After the Central Intelligence Agency found that the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia likely ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2018, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced it would be reviewing its “Institute-level engagements” with the Kingdom. The fallout from the murder of Khashoggi has put a spotlight […]

GW has taken $80 million from foreign governments, largely in tuition, since 2013

Original article posted: link Officials have accepted nearly $80 million in funding from foreign governments in recent years, mostly in tuition payments. The University took more than $75 million from the governments of China and Saudi Arabia since 2013, according to U.S. Department of Education disclosures. Officials said a large portion of the funding went […]

Qatar’s Role in Undermining Israel’s Legitimacy on U.S. University Campuses

Original article posted: link In solidarity with Gaza, Qatar’s “Queen Mother,” Shaikha Moza, the influential mother of the current Qatari emir and wife of the former emir, delivered a speech at the “United for Peace in Palestine” summit in Istanbul attended by “first ladies” of the Islamic world on November 15, 2023. On the right […]

OP-ED: Islamaphobia and CAIR

Original article posted: link A vast “Islamophobia network” is busy marginalizing Muslim Americans. At least that’s what the Council on American Islamic Relations wants you to believe. In reality, without reference to the Muslim American community in general: • Last year the FBI pursued more than 900 active cases, some in each of the 50 states, into […]

George Washington University Ends Partnership with Middle East Studies Association

Original article posted: link George Washington University (GW) will ends its partnership with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), an academic professional organization that has widely endorsed boycotting Israeli academic institutions, a university spokesperson told The Algemeiner on Tuesday. “GW and MESA agreed to enter into a four-year partnership that has run its course, and we are […]

Jewish Students Reported a Professor for Anti-Semitism. Their University Retaliated Against Them

Original article posted: link Lara Sheehi smeared students who challenged her anti-Israel statements, watchdog says Josh Christenson January 12, 2023 On the first day of classes last fall, a psychology professor asked students in one of George Washington University’s required diversity courses to share their names and identities. The professor went around the room “affirming” […]

Protected Hate Speech? Only If it does not interfere …

The U.S. Constitution allows hate speech, but it’s impermissible if it infringes upon or interferes with others’ civil rights. While such acts are hurtful, they don’t qualify as criminal offenses and may not lead to prosecution. However, it’s essential to recognize that repeated misconduct targeting a protected class could elevate the issue to violations under Title VI of the Human Rights Act.

Hate Crimes Federal Law: Title 18 U.S.C. § 241-249 (2021)

This section is the Federal Laws Against Hate Crimes and extracted from: Civil Rights Division | Hate Crime Laws (justice.gov) Section U.S.C 18.241: Conspiracy Against Protected Class This statute makes it unlawful for two or more persons to conspire to injure, threaten, or intimidate a person in any state, territory, or district in the free [...]

Differences Between Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

Identify Hate Crime How to know if it is Hate Crime: Is the offender targeting the victim or property because they belonged to a protected group? Does the victim belong to one of the following protected groups? Religion Race Ethnicity Country of origin Gender Another characteristic Is the offender made written or verbal comments showing [...]

Open Letter to Leaders in Our Educational Institutions

As leaders in our educational institutions, wield your influence to curb the surge of hatred – join the “Never Again is Now” pledge and emerge as pillars of transformation!

PETITION: Congressional Hearing to Understand the GWU Encampments Mismanagement

May 13, 2024 Dear Chairperson and Members of the Oversight Committee, {{ vc_btn: title=GO+HERE+TO+SIGN+THE+ENCAMPMENTS+PETITION&style=custom&custom_background=%23ed0000&custom_text=%23ffffff&align=center&button_block=true&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fgwujpulse.org%252Fportfolio-posts%252Foversight-committee-petition%252F%7Ctitle%3AOVERSIGHT%2520COMMITTEE%2520PETITION }} We are writing to inquire about the cancellation of the Congressional hearing scheduled for May 8, 2024.  This hearing was meant to evaluate Mayor Muriel Bowser's and Chief of Police Pamela A. Smith’s mismanagement of protest encampments on the Foggy [...]

Open Letter to Leaders in Our Educational Institutions

As leaders in our educational institutions, wield your influence to curb the surge of hatred – join the “Never Again is Now” pledge and emerge as pillars of transformation!

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