Monday, April 24, 2006

Et Tu, Penn State?

UPDATE: In comments section.


Lovely greeting to Yom Hashoah or Holocaust Remembrance Day from Penn State University. There was supposed to be an exhibit about the cost of terrorism in the Palestinian territories, but it was cancelled with very little notice due to "the exhibit does not promote cultural diversity." Charming. PSU had an article by Jessica Remitz and one at Arutz Sheva by Ezra HaLevi.

I just continue shaking my head, though why I'm surprised by anything anymore is a mystery. Hat tip to Naomi Ragen.


At 12:09 AM, Blogger Batya said...

and the terrorists timed that Sinai attack just "perfectly," too.

At 7:37 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Penn State, Kent State (as in my recent blog-article). Where else is this virulent anti-Semitism being taught and promoted?

At 9:11 AM, Blogger Esther said...

Sadly they did, Batya. Sickening. I read that the IDF has thwarted one attack and had something like 76 warnings... 20 of 'em concrete.

AOW -- practically everywhere.

At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Rory said...


Unfortunately, there's no shortage of universities toeing the pro-Arab line. Perhaps the worst is Columbia University in NYC (home of the late, unlamented Edward Said), but California also has more than its share of this sort of academic I'm sure Esther can tell you. But, perhaps the most worrying situation involves the unbalanced presentation of the Middle East conflict in places like Georgetown and Harvard, and the other institutions that turn out the people who will be responsible for our foreign policy in the next 10 or 15 years.

At 10:20 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Does the shit ever stop? We know full well if this was an exhibit promoting Islam, it would have gone forward

At 10:27 PM, Blogger MissingLink said...

What's wrong with the majority of these academics?

A new bombings in Sinai.
This time only the maniacs got themselves killed.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Esther said...

It never stops. :( Here's an update from Naomi, a letter written to her:


After Penn State began receiving complaints about the cancellation, this past Friday night (Josh had to be called out from services), the university said he could have the exhibit but that he would have to remove Hillel as a sponsor. Josh refused (Hillel and other org.s have sponsored such exhibits before - they were throwing in a whopping $75 - 100 for refreshments and flyers). Josh asked them for an apology to him and to Hillel for the abrupt cancellation and the way the university has treated them. They have ignored that request. Penn State knew when it issued the statement that the exhibit would go forward that their condition precedent was not accepted.

Further - Josh was told by his art advisor that he and his art is racist and that Israel has "no right to exist." The flyer for his exhibition (put up before it was cancelled) was defaced with a swastika - Josh made the university aware of this - PSU did nothing in response.

A meeting was scheduled that was supposed to be between the head of the art department, Josh, and Tuvia Abramson, the Hillel director, to discuss the "issues" the university had about the artwork. Just before the meeting was to take place, Josh and Tuvia learned that a whole bunch of other people, INCLUDING STUDENTS FROM THE MUSLIM STUDENT
ASSOCIATION, were invited. Josh said forget it - he is happy to talk to anyone and everyone about his artwork, but this meeting was supposed to be a private meeting about why the show was cancelled and to work out the issues. Sure smells like a different agenda was operating for the university.

I am scrambling to get this to you in case you want to inform people right away that Penn State has not only manipulated Josh Stulman but is now attempting to manipulate anyone who expresses concern about the situation by making it look like the problem is Josh and/or the wonderful student reporter, Jessica Remitz, who originally brought the story to light. Penn State has claimed there has been "misinformation in the media." But every single story I've seen has been based completely on Remitz's original story and she drew her facts directly from emails PSU sent Josh.

Lori (Lowenthal)

At 10:51 AM, Blogger birdwoman said...

I'm from a big penn state family - who all support as alumni.

I'm thinking they need to see this story. They'll stop giving funds, and i'll bet they'll tell the reason why.

you wanna get PSU back? Take away $$.




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