CIRCA weighs in on the Barnard administration's removal of the SJP banner.
President Spar defends Barnard's decision to remove the banner and explains her goals for moving past the incident.
Barnard's removal of SJP's banner is an implicit endorsement against SJP and against freedom of speech.
Students for Justice in Palestine, the Muslim Students Association, Student Worker Solidarity, the International Socialist Organization, and Students Against Mass Incarceration gathered on Low Plaza on Thursday to speak out against Barnard administrators’ decision to remove SJP’s banner from Barnard Hall.
UPDATED: Barnard's decision to remove a Students for Justice in Palestine banner has sparked debate about banner display policies and student groups' right to free expression.
University President Lee Bollinger and Barnard President Deborah Spar both said they oppose a recent boycott of Israeli universities by the American Studies Association in statements released Friday and Sunday.
Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine may have joined the Right to Education Campaign, but they need to understand the details of education in Israel before making any claims.
Columbia students should support the Palestinian cause for justice.
There is a distinct line with discussions about Israel between engaging in civil discourse and ethnic hatred.
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