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IU to leave group over
boycott of Israel

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:hoosier observer, 12/24/2013 11:02:52 AM

The president of Indiana University is criticizing a decision by the American Studies Association to endorse a boycott of Israeli universities. Michael McRobbie says the university plans to withdraw immediately as an ASA institutional member, saying such boycotts have a profound chilling effect on academic freedom. He says universities must be clear and unequivocal in rejecting them.

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A surprising turn of events.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/24/2013 11:20:34 AM     (No. 9666703)

GOOD! It´s way past time we started seeing some push-back on this kind of stuff.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 12/24/2013 11:32:37 AM     (No. 9666716)

As an IU graduate I am very pleased to see this action. I am also an avid supporter of Israel. More influential institutions need to take stands on important issues of the day and not just go along to belong.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/24/2013 11:38:26 AM     (No. 9666723)

Dittoes, #2. I, too, am an IU grad, and am pleased at this action. And frankly I´m a little surprised. it´s not for nothing that IU used to be known as the "Berkely of the Midwest."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 12/24/2013 11:41:24 AM     (No. 9666728)

...of course, all the Baby Bolsheviks and Marxist wannabes will be gathering on Dunn Meadow and wailing about the injustice of it all.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Bohallx, 12/24/2013 1:06:32 PM     (No. 9666828)

This is not surprising. IU is a rather remarkably diverse university.

Like to remind folks that we won WWII ~ the Nazis lost ~ and sometimes they need to be reminded of that. The leadership elite at the ASA is running down the wrong road.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: socaworld, 12/24/2013 1:36:11 PM     (No. 9666849)

This IU faculty member supports President McRobbie´s announcement. The faculty and administration here are, generally, the most liberal part of the university, it´s basically an angry estrogen hive; the students, for the most part, are more sensible than their elders.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Highvoltage, 12/24/2013 2:10:47 PM     (No. 9666888)

Is there anyone more stupid than university and college professors? When is the country going to wake up and realize they have become nothing more than a drag on society. In my opinion and all our opinions count, they have drawn "higher education" into Plato´s cave. It remains to be seen if they ever emerge.

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