Columbia Unbecoming - Then and Now

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When Algemeiner put Columbia University at the top of its list of the 40 worst Universities for Jewish students, Forward editor Laura E. Adkins doubted the list-makers’ methodology, invited students to chime in, and is now publishing vigorous debates. We write to enlarge and refocus the discussion.

It matters little if Columbia University is at the top, middle, or bottom of the list. It is also true that a university can support a robust Jewish life on campus -– with kosher food, Jewish holiday celebrations, a wonderful Hillel building —- while at the same time tolerating Jew hatred and student intimidation.


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Students & Parents Against Campus Anti-Semitism (SPACA) seeks to empower and educate college students to stand up to anti-Israel campaigns and anti-Semitism on college campuses.