Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt
By Sarah Dilworth
Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW for Israel and Huskies for Israel.
“Laugh with Lovitt” was created as part of a fundraiser to ...
The Kurds: A Jewish Story
By Logan Heller
Allow me to paint a picture of an ethnic group from the near east. Its entire history is one of systematic persecution. Its ideas of equality are deemed unacceptable by its traditional Arab neighbors. They have been leaders in the fight against terror and they protect American interests. Most ...
Jewish voters balance religion and politics before election
By Lexi Sugar
Researching candidates ahead of time, locating the nearest polling place, applying for an absentee ballot: these are steps that many voters are taking ahead of midterm elections. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, many will choose their candidates.
These midterm elections will select candidates for ...
Professor raises issue of structural inequality in Global Peace Conference speech
By Oyinkansola Awosika
The Bahá’í Chair for World Peace hosted Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot, senior advisor to the president on indigenous affairs at First Nations House of Learning, during its global peace conference last Wednesday.
The Future of Humanity: The Challenge of Global Peace and Security Confere...
Scholars from around world discuss Jewish involvement in politics from 1492-1880
By Chidinma Onuoha
Academic scholars from all over the world attended The Practice of Jewish Politics conference at this university to share their ideas on Jewish involvement in politics on Sunday and Monday.
Jewish history professor Bernard D. Cooperman said when people think of Jewish politics, it’s in the ...
Sen. Chris Van Hollen visits UMD, talks partisan divide in American politics
By Chidinma Onuoha
At a time when growing domestic and foreign issues are continuing to divide America, the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development hosted U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen for an analytical discussion about America’s current events Thursday.
Students, professors and friends of Van Hollen ...
SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017
By Morgan Caplan
For the Mitzpeh
After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities.
Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...