Many exempt themselves from pro-Palestine activism out of fear for logical impurity, Jihyun Won ’25 writes. Now is the time to speak up.
Richard Klein ’66 argues that the faculty “Call To Action” letter omits important information about the Israel-Palestine conflict and harms faculty-student relationships.
Ora Szekely, associate professor of political science at Clark University, explained the historical context of the Israel and Hamas conflict, and provided an explanation of current events at a talk on Nov. 2.
During a walkout last Wednesday, students demanded the college divest from weapons companies doing business with Israel, cut a study abroad tie to Haifa University, and issue an administrative statement condemning Israeli violence.
Members of a new UMass Amherst coalition were arrested after holding a sit-in at the administration building. They urged university divestment from companies funding the Israeli military at a press conference at East Hampshire District Court after their arraignments on Tuesday.
President Michael Elliott discussed takeaways from students, outlined administrative steps to support them, and provided advice to navigate the Israel/Palestine conflict at a weekly meeting before the Association of Amherst Students.
In her second installment of “Reflections on Collective Humanity,” Managing Opinion Editor Tapti Sen ’25 argues that we must understand how Palestinian and Jewish liberation are intertwined to truly achieve global freedom from oppression.