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Closed Society: April 20, 2012‎

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The Student Union at the Safed Academic College has approved a new protocol that establishes military or national service (open to Jews only) as a prerequisite for students applying for the position of union chairman. 55-60% of the college’s 2,500 students are Arabs.

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April 20th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

State and Religion: March 19, 2012

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The Ministry of Transportation ordered the Hebrew University’s Student Union to halt operation of Friday evening shuttles from dorms to the center of Jerusalem. (JPost)

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March 19th, 2012 at 12:49 pm

State and Religion: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The Transportation Ministry has ordered the student union at the Hebrew University to discontinue the shuttle service from the dormitories to the city center on Friday evenings.

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:03 am

Education: 30 May, 2011

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According to a position paper of the national students’ union regarding the handling and prevention of sexual harassment in institutions of higher education, the law for prevention of sexual harassment is “only partially upheld”. The position paper further states that “in several academic institutions, a disturbing norm of silencing sexual harassment complaints has been established. This policy of silencing is manifested in the absence of transparency and the absence of enforcement with regard to the law for prevention of sexual harassment, but first and foremost in the atmosphere and feeling given to female students, and the manner in which students are encouraged or discouraged to complain.”

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May 30th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Closed Society: 30 March, 2011

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The Student Union of Ben Gurion University is organizing an honorary concert for soldiers on reserve duty, to which the entry will be permitted only to those carrying a reserve duty card. After one of the University’s professors expressed her disagreement with the concert’s restrictions, the University’s president, Professor Rivka Karmi, said that it should be check whether using the University’s email to express this disagreement, was not an abuse of the University’s computer network.

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March 30th, 2011 at 10:34 am