Barnard has the highest proportion of Jewish students among secular colleges in the United States. Fully a third of its student body is Jewish, meaning that a significant number of those Jewish students either supported the divestment referendum or were uninterested in actively opposing it.
The Center for Constitutional Rights has slammed the university’s action as a threat to free speech on campus.
Four Fordham undergraduates filed a lawsuit accusing the university of viewpoint discrimination over its decision to reject their application to form a local chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine. Ahmad Awad, a Fordham senior leading Wednesday’s lawsuit,