Even before its arrival on campus, the national Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference — to be held at Penn in February — is generating heated debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Several student groups, as well as alumni, have been engaging in activism and discussion in anticipation of the national Boycott, Divest and Sanction Conference that will be hosted by PennBDS in early February.
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Penn students who oppose the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions conference now have a formalized venue in which they can voice their opinion. TOPICS: BDS Conference
The Penn Political Coalition, an umbrella group for 11 member groups, is intended to be a resource and a point of contact for politically-active groups and students, regardless of their political affiliations.
The two-day conference will feature panels, speakers and question-and-answer sessions to educate and mobilize the BDS movement. Complete BDS coverage
Ali Abunimah spoke to a full lecture hall in Meyerson Hall. Abunimah is a Palestinian-American activist and the creator of Electronic Intifada, an online publication focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Complete BDS coverage
Despite heated rhetoric in the weeks leading up to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference, the weekend proceeded relatively smoothly. Complete BDS coverage
Student members of the group, which was founded last year, come from various backgrounds. Though each have become active in different ways, they all share passion for their cause and the conference they organized. Complete BDS coverage
Young people from Pennsylvania colleges have had a history of running for political positions. This year, a student from Penn and a student from Penn State are running for delegates in the presidential primaries.
A student group launched a campaign yesterday, the national I Love Mountains Day, to persuade students to pledge to withdraw their bank accounts from PNC Bank — with which Penn has a long-standing relationship — by the end of the semester.
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On Sunday, the Undergraduate Assembly passed a resolution urging the University to reevaluate its relationship with longtime partner PNC Bank.
Penn’s Muslim Student Association is pushing the University to take stronger action on behalf of Muslim students at Penn.
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