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A campus divided: students split over free trip to Israel and Palestinian territories

A campus divided: students split over free trip to Israel and Palestinian territories

Emma Pinezich and Sawyer Loftus

December 5, 2019

One year ago, UVM Hillel, a Jewish student group, was offered funds for a trip to Israel and Palestine territories.  The source of that funding came under fire from student activists supportive of Palestine and remains criticized a year later.   

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Donations from Zionist group intensifies Israel-Palestine debate on campus

Sawyer Loftus, Assistant Breaking News Editor

November 6, 2018

  A $100,000 grant offered to UVM Hillel has student groups on campus concerned about the money’s ties. UVM Hillel, a chapter of the Jewish student group Hillel International, has been offered a grant by the Maccabee Task Force, a pro-Israel group created to combat the Boycott, Divestment and...

Email incites bias reports

<p>Email incites bias reports</p>

Kelsey Neubauer, Assistant News Editor

February 17, 2016

UVM is currently investigating the source of an email stating that an Auschwitz crematorium was a “hoax.” UVM police and the Office of Equal Employment and Opportunity received multiple bias reports filed by students regarding a Feb. 10 email sent to a number of students, Vice Provost for Student...

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