Update: BDS Resolutions Fail At Michigan And Loyola

  • March 28, 2014

Last week, we blogged about impending divestment resolutions on four U.S. college campuses. Two of those resolutions were voted on, and ultimately voted down, this week.

Here's what happened:

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  • At the University of Michigan, a divestment resolution introduced by SAFE (Students Allied for Freedom and Equality) was defeated by a 25-9 vote and five abstentions by the Central Student Government (CSG). ADL praised the CSG for defeating the resolution and also spoke out against reports that CSG representatives were allegedly threatened and called anti-Semitic slurs such as "kike"’ and "dirty Jew."
  • At Loyola University, the Student Senate held a second vote on SJP’s divestment resolution on Wednesday, March 25. The resolution initially passed with a 12-10 vote with and nine abstentions. The next day though, the President of Loyola’s United Student Government Association, Pedro Guerrero, vetoed the resolution, explaining his decision to do so on the grounds that the resolution “caused harm among the student community" and that “diversity of thought on campus was not taken into consideration.”