45 student organizations had signed onto SJP’s statement. Members of Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine are pictured in the annual Honk! On Thursday, April 24, 2020, President Monaco, Provost Aubry, Deans Glaser, Thompson and Qu released the following statement: We strongly disapprove of this award in light of SJP’s concerning policy positions, including its association with the BDS movement, elements of … hosted a variety of educational events ranging from Deadly Exchange-themed peer one-on-one meetings to a “#Drag the Deadly Exchange” drag show, according to Tunis. Home / News / Statement on Student Organization Award, Friday, April, 24th, 2020 Speeches and Messages. has defended Maguire’s participation on the basis of preparing local and university police departments for potential terror attacks. Additionally, SJP launched a seven-day action last semester calling attention to various elements of the police exchange programs between the United States and Israel. According to SJP member Julia Asfour, the coalition comprises 20 other student and activist organizations on campus. “I think a lot of the reason why so many people are frustrated is that Tufts has a history of putting down activists and making it really hard to organize on campus — especially for organizers of color and students of color — only to brag about how justice-oriented the student body is,” Leila Skinner, a sophomore and member of SJP, said. “We want to exert pressure on the administration, and part of that involves engaging with students so that all of them know about this issue,” Davis-Pait, a first-year, said. SJP received the award at a virtual ceremony on April 22 hosted by the OCL over Facebook Live.
said the university stands by the administration’s statement. Collins said the university stands by the administration’s statement. Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), announced last week a proposed ballot referendum. will not be rescinding SJP’s Collaboration Award, reevaluate the process by which award decisions are made. to highlight traveling restrictions imposed on Palestinians at such checkpoints. Final Report of the Sexual Misconduct Prevention Task Force, FY17 & FY18 Sustainability Progress Report. Members of SJP issued their own statement one day later expressing outrage at the administration’s position, saying they were disappointed to see not only the efforts of their members and club diminished, but also the efforts of more than 20 other student organizations “disparaged” by senior university leadership. We as senior leaders take responsibility for this outcome, which should not have happened, and recognize that the award has caused a great deal of pain and concern for Jewish members of our community and others who share concerns about SJP’s policy positions, particularly in light of rising anti-Semitism in the U.S. and around the world. SJP is calling on the Tufts administration to revoke its statement and to issue a public apology for dismissing the work of SJP and its coalition of other student and activist groups on campus. submitted all the necessary signatures for turning its proposal into a referendum. referendum question will appear on the ballot for TCU Senate’s presidential elections in April.
various elements of the police exchange programs between the United States and Israel. “And I think it’s really important to show how many students in the present are still really scared by what happened.”. “We’re demonstrating to the university that we really do have the support on campus.”.
As for now, however, Tunis said that SJP is largely focused on achieving the goals within the referendum. “So that’s what we really wanted to focus on when building this coalition — including as many voices as possible.”. Patrick Collins, Tufts’ executive director of media relations.
If the group fails to meet the signature requirement. According to SJP member Anthony Davis-Pait, the group decided to pursue a referendum instead of only a TCU Senate resolution calling on the university to end all military training trips for campus police in order to engage more deeply with the student body on the issue. “Importantly, these are clubs with a bunch of different interests — we’re not just focusing on clubs that promote justice-oriented issues, but instead we’re bringing together individuals who are passionate about our mission and who can connect it to their own struggles,”, said. She said that both the referendum and the campaign represent an opportunity to hold the university accountable for what, “I think it’s easy for [the administration] to pretend that people don’t care about this and that it is just in the past,”, “And I think it’s really important to show how many students in the present are still really scared by what happened.”. TCU Senate will vote on the referendum as it would any other resolution, and it would not be included on the presidential ballot as a referendum question. The following day, Monaco, Provost and Senior Vice President Nadine Aubry, Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences James Glaser, Dean of Student Affairs and Chief Student Affairs Officer ad interim Nancy Thompson, and Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu released a statement condemning SJP’s receipt of the award. calling on the university to end all military training trips for campus police in order to engage more deeply with the student body on the issue. “We strongly disagree with any characterization that the, are on the record as being opposed to militarization, have made community policing a priority for many years, and have policies and training in place that emphasize that everyone – regardless of background – must be treated with dignity and respect.”, Wave of student, faculty concerns prompts Department of Computer Science to address course workload, ‘The Cabin with Bert Krischer’ is a long trip for a ‘meh’ destination, Taylor Swift: 'The Last Great American Dynasty', TCU Senate appoints new members to Allocations Board, discusses Tufts SJP's resolution, Editorial: Tufts sets standard for containing the spread of COVID-19, Somerville sees rise in COVID-19 cases, enters red category. . currently does not involve academic deans or senior university leadership, one day later expressing outrage at the administration’s position, disappointed to see not only the efforts of their members and club diminished, “Not only is [the administration’s statement] really insulting and horrible to us, but it is also insulting to all of the clubs that we have worked so hard with and that have put a lot of effort into this campaign,”, said.