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Pro-Palestine protesters occupy Columbia college garden

After a tense evening of negotiations and protests at Columbia University, leaders on campus have agreed to increase talks with pro-Palestinian scholar protester encampments for an additional 48 hours.

School directors initially set a midnight deadline for encampments to disband from campus however modified their tune round 3am after college students agreed to take away some tents and non-students in addition to cease discriminatory or harassing language amongst protesters.

Some Jewish college students have confronted antisemitic harassment resulting in security considerations on campus.

In return, the varsity will enable talks to proceed and delay rising police presence on the already locked down campus.

The improvement arrives because the protest encampments at Columbia have spurred related protests at schools and universities across the United States together with NYU, Yale, the University of Minnesota, the University of California Berkeley and extra.

More than 100 individuals have been arrested at Columbia alone in connection to the protest encampments that are asking the varsity to divest monetary ties to the warfare in Gaza.


NY Mayor Eric Adams asks ‘why is everybody’s tent the identical?’

New York Mayor Eric Adams insinuated that the protest occurring at schools and universities in New York City could also be linked by an outdoor affect.

“People who peacefully protest for an issue, they’re not throwing bottles and chairs,” Mr Adams stated. “There are people who come, they have nothing to do with an issue and they want to aggravate.”

There isn’t any factual proof to help the concept that an outdoor affect is infiltrating school or college pro-Palestinian protests as a way to make them extra aggressive.

But Mr Adams provided some potential proof to his idea: “Why is everybody’s tent the same?” he stated. “Was there a fire sale on these things?”

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 14:00


ICYMI: Nine individuals arrest at University of Minnesota

Nine individuals had been arrested on Tuesday on the University of Minnesota after college students had been requested to disperse a pro-Palestinian protest encampment on campus.

Early on Tuesday, the group had been requested to disperse or face arrests in the event that they selected to remain previous the time. Those 9 who selected to stay had been arrested with out incident.

A spokesperson for U of M instructed CBS News that it “supports and respects free speech through lawful protest,” however that “tents are not allowed on any University property for any purpose without a permit.”

It is unclear if the 9 people, who had been launched Tuesday afternoon, had been college students.

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 13:00


Biden condemns antisemtism at college demonstrations amid campus arrests

President Joe Biden has condemned antisemitic protests at campuses like Columbia University, whereas on the identical time saying individuals ought to perceive what is going on to the Palestinians.

The remarks got here as Columbia held lessons nearly after a wave of protests concerning the warfare in Gaza. Student-led protest encampments garnered nationwide consideration, which led to some Jewish college students saying they felt unsafe.

“I condemn the antisemitic protests,” he stated in response to questions from reporters on Monday. “That’s why I have set up a program to deal with that. I also condemn those who don’t understand what’s going on with the Palestinians.”

Eric Garcia24 April 2024 12:00


Faculty search to censure Columbia president

An organisation of Columbia University and Barnard College professors is looking to censure the varsity’s president over her dealing with of pro-Palestine scholar protests.

The Columbia and Barnard chapter of the American Association of University Professors will submit a censure proposal to the college’s senate, based on the Columbia Spectatora scholar newspaper. The college senate, a policy-making physique for the varsity, is made up of directors, college, employees, alumni and college students. They are anticipated to vote as quickly as Wednesday on the censure submitted by the college members.

The censure condemns college president Minouche Shafik’s choice to ask the New York City Police Department to take away and arrest college students staging a “Gaza Solidarity Encampment” on the campus. Officers arrested some 100 college students on Thursday. This choice “violated the fundamental obligations of shared governance,” the censure textual content, obtained by The Independentreads.

“We are calling for the censure of President Shafik, not for her resignation,” the censure reads. “We are calling for a recommitment to our core values on the part of our president, her administration, and the Board of Trustees. At the same time we condemn unequivocally any political interference in the governance of our university. That power rightfully belongs in the first instance to the faculty.”

Katie Hawkinson24 April 2024 10:00


Columbia donor Robert Kraft publicizes he’ll pause funding

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 07:00


Watch: Columbia college stroll out after pro-Palestinian protesters arrested

Columbia college stroll out after pro-Palestinian protesters arrested

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 05:00


In photographs: Pro-Palestine protest in Washington Square Park

New York University (NYU) college students and school take part in a protest towards Israel’s warfare in Gaza at Washington Square Park on April 23, 2024 in New York City. (Getty Images)
New York University (NYU) college students and school take part in a protest towards Israel’s warfare in Gaza at Washington Square Park on April 23, 2024 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 03:00


New York mayor weighs in on Columbia pro-Palestine chaos and blames ‘organizing effort’

New York mayor Eric Adams has claimed that there’s a “concerted organising effort” amid the assorted New York campus protests that’s in search of to caus unrest within the metropolis.

Speaking at a press convention on Tuesday, Mr Adams appeared suspicious of tents utilized in protest encampments.

“[There] is a number of people, who are really trying to use [the protests] to cause violence in our city, and we’re gonna seek them out and we’re gonna identify them,” he stated.

He added: “Why is everybody’s tent the same? Was there a fire sale on those tents? There some organizing going on there’s a well concerted organizing effort and what’s the goal of that organizing?

“That’s what we need to be asking ourselves.”

Mike Bedigan24 April 2024 02:07


Emerson College college students maintain encampment protest

Students at Emerson College in Boston have arrange tents as a part of the protest encampment to face in solidarity with Palestine and name on the college to divest monetary ties to the Gaza warfare.

Students at Emerson College take heed to a speaker as they occupy a ‘tent metropolis’ in an alley adjoining to the faculty campus as they protest Emerson’s ties to Israel, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, 22 April 2024 (EPA)

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 01:00


Watch: Trump describes school pro-Palestine protests as a ‘shame’

Trump describes school pro-Palestine protests as a ‘shame’

Ariana Baio24 April 2024 00:00