April News updates
Oberlin College to open certified kosher kitchen (Cleveland Jewish News) - "With approximately 23% of Oberlin students identifying as Jewish, the college recognized there was a need to expand its dining options."
Now leasing: New Jewish student housing at UI (The News Gazette) - "[T]he living space is intended to provide a home-like environment in which Jewish students can live with others with like-minded traditions."
Penn refuses to move 2021 commencement from Jewish holiday despite student pleas (The Daily Pennsylvanian) - "Eligible Orthodox students who choose to attend the ceremony in person will be provided with accommodations, and the event will be recorded for families to watch at a later date."
Pomona Student Gov’t Passes Israel Boycott, Bans Future Investment (The Claremont Independent) - "ASPC will join Pitzer Student Senate as the second student government of the Claremont Consortium to enact an Israeli boycott."
Jewish students find community amid anti-Semitism (The Daily Orange) - "[S]he and other Jewish students have been working to develop and implement anti-Semitism training for student organizations across [Syracuse's] campus."
California Court Upholds Right for New Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center at UCSD to Move Forward (Hillel San Diego) - "The $19 million project consists of three state-of-the-art buildings totaling 6,500 square feet, and will serve the Jewish students of UCSD each year by hosting worship, Jewish learning, and community activities."
Yeshiva University students file lawsuit to get LGBTQ student club recognized (Washington Post) - "The lawsuit against the New York City-based school of about 3,000 students is expected to surface tensions over LGBT issues at the Modern Orthodox Jewish university, which aims to keep one foot in the Orthodox tradition of Judaism and another in modern American education."
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After a brief career as a lawyer and a few years in higher education administration, I have been working as an independent college counselor at Vinik EPS since 2012. Originally from Baltimore, I now live in Rockville, MD with my husband, our three daughters, and our King Charles Cavalier Spaniel.