(This article, written by Stephen Schwartz, was originally published on Americanthinker.com on October 14, 2012) Northeastern University in Boston has big ambitions. As a private and popular institution, with more than 20,000 students, it rose from a night school to a commuter college to a leading research facility in health, homeland security, and other public policy
(This article was originally published on breitbart.com on September 28, 2012) In what may be the first time a Muslim religious figure was removed from a campus position by a university administration, Boston’s Northeastern University told Imam Abdullah Faaruuq that his services as chaplain for Muslim students were “no longer needed.” This
(This article first appeared in the Boston Jewish Advocate on September 7, 2012) Northeastern University has informed a controversial religious leader that he would no longer be recognized as the school’s Muslim chaplain. Abdullah Faaruuq, who is the imam of the Mosque for the Praising of Allah in Roxbury, said
4 May 2012 President Joseph E. Aoun Northeastern University 716 Columbus Place Boston, MA 02120 Dear President Aoun: News is spreading regarding the activities of Northeastern University’s Holocaust Awareness Committee, which is apparently committed to using its funds and the University’s prestige in a shameless orgy of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel
This article was first published in PJ Media on April 17, 2012 Radical professors give anti-Israel lectures while their Jewish colleagues remain silent. Many people suspect that American college students get a left-wing and sometimes radical slant from their professors, especially when it comes to matters concerning the Middle East.
This letter to the editor was first published in The Jewish Advocate on April 6, 2012 The Boston and Northeastern Jewish Communities owe a thank you to Charles Jacobs for his exposure of the anti-Israel, anti-Jewish use of Holocaust Remembrance Week at Northeastern. I was NU Hillel director from 1983
American’s for Peace and Tolerance has come out with a documentary on Northeastern’s Holocaust Memorial Program. Charles Jacobs published a column in the Jewish Advocate summarizing his criticisms. If it’s anything like the responses from the University of California system to similar criticisms, one can easily imagine the response from Northeastern.
(This article first appeared in the Boston Jewish Advocate on August 24, 2012) Back in March, Northeastern University’s president, Joseph E. Aoun, was appointed to an academic board that advises the Department of Homeland Security on how American universities can contribute to antiterrorism efforts. Aoun told The Boston Globe: “We
Lessons whitewash Hamas, promote the destruction of the Jewish state as a legitimate solution to the Arab-Israel conflict. Americans for Peace and Tolerance (APT) has placed a two-page ad in the Jewish Advocate rebuking Boston’s Jewish leaders for assuring parents and tax-payers that there is no problem with anti-Semitism and
On January 10, 61 mistaken Massachusetts rabbis issued a Soviet-style mass-signature denunciation letter against the Boston Jewish Advocate for its honest reporting on the Newton schools anti-Israel curriculum controversy. The rabbis were upset that the Advocate dared to call “into question the truthfulness and integrity of some of the finest and most