Students fail in College Park election

University of Maryland students Alex Tobin and Zack Miller came up short last week in their quest to become the first undergraduate students elected to the College Park City Council. Tobin, a junior, finished in fourth place in the District 2 race. He received 81 votes. The winners were incumbents P.J. Brennan and Monroe Davis… Read More

New Jewish Dems group aims for shakeup in 2018

Fresh off of Democratic electoral victories in Virginia and New Jersey, a new group of Jewish Democrats announced its existence Wednesday, and vowed to strengthen ties between the party and Israel, oppose what it says is the Trump administration’s tolerance of neo-Nazis and galvanize the Jewish community to elect Democrats in 2018 and beyond. With… Read More

U-Md. student government considers BDS resolution

A resolution that urges the university to divest from companies “profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine” will have its first reading today at a University of Maryland student government meeting. The non-binding resolution, one of a number introduced at American universities in support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel, was sponsored by student… Read More

Loh meets area Jews about fired professor

In the wake of anti-Semitic incidents on campus and the fallout from the dismissal of College of Education professor Melissa Landa, University of Maryland President Wallace Loh recently met with members of the Jewish community to discuss mutual concerns. The meeting on Oct. 10 also touched on the boycott, sanctions and divestment movement against Israel,… Read More