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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

The Hillel building on Colchester Avenue is pictured Feb. 15. Hillel represents Jewish students on campus. COLE WANGSNESS/The Vermont Cynic

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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