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by / on May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am / in Highlander Newsroom, Multimedia

Highlander Newsroom 05/20/15

This week in the Highlander Newsroom, we chat about the delayed tuition hike, debate UCR’s decision to ban and then un-ban Sabra hummus and talk about the Comedy Apocalypse. Be sure to catch the Highlander Newsroom on the radio, airing […]

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by / on May 19, 2015 at 6:04 am / in News

Israeli hummus brand spreads tension at UCR

UCR officials have decided to continue selling Sabra brand hummus on campus after initially complying with a pro-Palestinian student organization’s request to recall the brand from university convenience stores due to the company’s ties to Israel. After being sold on […]

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by / on May 5, 2015 at 6:00 am / in Opinions

Keep it about human rights

Any interview is nerve-wracking, especially when interviewing for a position in student government. It seemed to be going well for Rachel Beyda, a second-year economics major at UCLA, who was applying for a position in the Undergraduate Student Association Council […]

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by / on April 28, 2015 at 4:55 pm / in Opinions

Letter to the Editor regarding the April 21 article entitled, “Jewish organization alleges UCR class is ‘anti-Semitic’”

Dear Editor: We write to correct mischaracterizations in Sandy Van’s April 21st article, “Jewish organization alleges UCR class is ‘anti-Semitic’. We are 20 advocacy organizations representing millions of members gravely concerned that UCR is offering a course that is anti-Semitic […]

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by / on April 28, 2015 at 4:45 pm / in Opinions

Concerning the Rest of the Voices

A new class offered at UCR this quarter, entitled “Palestinian Voices,” has caused tensions to flare up after a pro-Israel group alleged that the course is anti-Semitic. AMCHA Initiative, a group opposed to anti-Semitism in colleges, has argued that the […]

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by / on April 21, 2015 at 6:04 am / in News

Jewish organization alleges UCR class is ‘anti-Semitic’

A Jewish group is calling for the cancellation of a UCR course, claiming that it meets the United States State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism and holds an “anti-Israel bias.” The R’Course, entitled “Palestinian Voices,” is one of 11 student-led courses […]

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by / on February 12, 2015 at 5:19 pm / in News

UC Student Association approves Israeli divestment resolution

The University of California Student Association (UCSA) passed the “Resolution Calling for the Regents to Divest from Corporations Violating Palestinian Human Rights” on Feb. 8 by a vote of 9-1-5. Only executive vice presidents from UC student governments (including graduate […]

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by / on January 27, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Opinions

Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Jan. 20 article entitled, “Divestment fails to consider long-term opportunities”

Those of us in SJP would like to share some of our thoughts on the “Highland Write-Off” concerning the divestment movement on UC campuses, published in the January 20th, 2015 issue of The Highlander. Though we appreciate and respect both […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 11:28 am / in Highlander Write-Off, Opinions

“No” to ill-gotten money, “Yes” to divestment

You are sitting in your world history lecture hall and learn of past events involving people from years gone by and events on lands far away, all while history is unfolding in front of our own eyes. The events of […]

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by / on January 20, 2015 at 6:03 am / in Highlander Write-Off, Opinions

Divestment fails to consider long-term opportunities

In December of 2014, members of the United Auto Workers, a union which represents thousands of workers in the UC system, approved a referendum to encourage divestment from companies associated with the Israeli government. This is reminiscent of Resolution 18 […]

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