Students couldn’t agree on plans of action at Justice for Jordan rally
By Jazmin Conner
Students at this university couldn’t agree on the next steps at a Justice for Jordan rally Thursday.
The rally was planned by the SGA before the firing of this university’s football coach DJ Durkin. After the breaking news, it was announced that the event would continue ...
Jew You Should Know: Jonathan Allen
By Daniel Oyefusi
As a child, Jonathan Allen grew up in Aventura—a suburb roughly 18 miles north of Miami—as the son of a single mother who worked long shifts an hour away from their home.
Because of his mother’s work obligations, neighbors and members of his community frequently chipped in to help out, ...
Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA
By Nicole Weinstein
The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do business with Israel.”
After three hours of debate in the Stamp Grand Ballroom, the SGA ...
While SGA prepares to vote on BDS bill, opposition groups fight back
UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Nov. 15) at 12:22 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article.
By Christian Spencer
Terps for Israel and UMD College Republicans are working together to oppose a Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill ...
New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community
By Sean Strader
For the Mitzpeh
With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...
Jew You Should Know: Perry Bloch
By Alyson Kay
Even though Perry Bloch, the current vice president of the finance committee for the Student Government Association, was curious about the markets growing up, he did not come to this university expecting to major in economics and finance.
“I’ve always had an interest in the markets. My dad was a ...
SGA voter turnout up from last year, but still disappointing
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
I heard something worrisome during Student Government Association elections last week. I asked a friend of mine if he was voting in the SGA elections. “What’s SGA?” was not the response I was expecting. A campuswide student organization with as much influence as SGA should be a household ...
Why everyone should participate in SGA elections this week
By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @jamieweissman
If you’ve already logged into Testudo and voted for your favorite Student Government Association (SGA) candidates, congratulations: you’ve officially helped to make a difference in this university’s community. But if you’re reading this now and you have not yet done so, don’t worry, ...