2015-2016 44 results

Archives header for material published in 2015-2016 school year.

Movie screening and panel acknowledged sexual assault in Jewish community

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 Phil Jacobs, the former editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times, took part in a movie screening panel at Maryland Hillel that discussed the issue of sexual assault Tuesday evening. The movie, titled ...

Pulled Nordstrom Hanukkah sweater not offensive

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD Political correctness is an essential component of an inclusive society. The concept allows individuals to become conscious of stereotypes and to form our own opinions of the people around us. ...

Substance-free housing not offered at this university since ’90s

By Jennifer Schultz, for the Mitzpeh, @jennyfromthenap The Department of Resident Life at this university formed a committee in October to decide the future of substance-free housing on campus. This kind of housing has not been offered since ...

SHABAM attracts more than 1,600 students to Shabbat meals

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Every year Jewish Terps all over campus participate in Hillel’s annual Shabbat Across Maryland, also known as SHABAM, where students have the opportunity to experience an intimate Shabbat meal ...

Students react to Michele Bachmann’s conversion comments

By Faye Curran, for the Mitzpeh, @FayeCurran16 Michele Bachmann campaigned to be a presidential nominee in 2012. She has now come back into national news with a different focus. The former Minnesota congresswoman and presidential hopeful ...

Routes: Day of Jewish Learning attracts 550 attendees

By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1 More than 550 Jews convened in the Robert H. Smith School of Business’s Van Munching Hall for Routes, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s day of Jewish learning Nov. 15. The ...

SJP compares Palestinian situation to Black America

By Blair Jackson, for the Mitzpeh, @blairacudda As a part of the Muslim Student Association’s “Unity Week,” Students for Justice in Palestine and the Organization of Prison Abolitionists hosted “From #Palestine2Ferguson,” a ...

The Zangsters are victorious at Kedma dodgeball tournament

By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The Zangsters defeated My Kemp Mill in the finals of Kedma’s annual dodgeball tournament Saturday night in the Armory. The tournament consisted of 17 teams with eight to 10 members each. Every ...

Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew Discusses New $10 Bill

By Dovid Fisher, web editor, @DovidFisher On Oct. 14, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Jack Lew held a town hall meeting with students to discuss the ideas for the upcoming redesign of the $10 bill. The meeting allowed students to ask questions, ...

Presidential candidates express varied opinions, positions on Israel

By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD With the presidential debates in full swing, the 2016 election cycle has finally begun. Citizens across the U.S. are ramping up for the preliminary campaigns, following the candidates and arranging ...