Vassar College


The Vassar Student Association (VSA) Executive
Board was informed last week that if it were to pass a BDS amendment, the college’s Board of Trustees would remove student control of college funds for student activities, amounting to around $900,000.

The resolution, authored by Vassar’s Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine, ‘encourages the reconsideration of Vassar College’s economic contributions to human rights violations worldwide.’ It also included an amendment to the VSA’s

 bylaws prohibiting VSA from using funds to purchase
items from Sabra, Tribe, Ben & Jerry’s, Hewlett-Packard
Company, Ahava, General Electric, Eden Springs, Motorola, Caterpillar,
G4S, and Elbit Systems.

read report in Palestine Legal