Texas A&M professor visits UMD to talk about Nazi drinking rituals, war crimes
By Ryan Wu
Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a history professor from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, said at a seminar at Taliaferro Hall last Wednesday that the Nazi drinking rituals during World War II helped facilitate the perpetuation of the Holocaust in the east.
Westermann introduced the lecture by saying that ...
From the Archives: Is that ‘Natty’ kosher? (Nov. 2010)
Students deal with kashrut and drinking
By Melissa Moore
When people think of college students, they think wild partners - a red solo cup in the right hand and a fifth of vodka in the left. While this stereotype isn't necessarily an accurate portrayal of the student body, kosher students who wish to partake in the debauchery can have a ...
Alcohol, food sales should include kosher products
University and Jewish students could both benefit from new options
By Jake Baum
For the Mitzpeh
When I stepped onto the University of Maryland campus about a year ago, I felt like a legacy. After all, three of my siblings attended UMD and received their undergraduate degrees here, and I was ready to do the same. Even though ...
Excessive holiday drinking not in spirit
Intoxication at festival events detracts from community
By Jacob Schaperow
A few days in advance of Simchat Torah each year, students affiliated with either the Orthodox or Conservative student groups at this university receive the following communication from Ari Israel, executive director of Maryland Hillel, ...
Community debate concerning event sales
By Daniel Chavkin
In April, this university announced its plans to research the possibility of selling alcoholic drinks at sporting events. In an email to the community, Vice President of Student Affairs Linda Clement stated that the university would conduct research to present in conjunction with Dining ...