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40 Columbia University Professors Sign Petition to Boycott Israel

TEL AVIV – Forty Columbia University faculty members have signed a petition in favor of divestment from companies related to Israel, the Columbia Spectator reported. The petition, which was signed on Monday – the first day of so-called Israel Apartheid Week, urged the Ivy League college to “divest from corporations that supply, perpetuate, and profit from a system that has subjugated the Palestinian people.”

‘Fake Rape’ Campaign Ridicules ‘Mattress Girl’ Emma Sulkowicz

After Emma Sulkowicz, aka Mattress Girl, who walked around the campus of Columbia University carrying a mattress to protest the university’s attitude to her debunked “rape,” graduated and carried her mattress through the ceremony, someone started a hashtag and Twitter account called @fakerape, and subtitled it Faking Rape to Perpetuate an Astroturf Agenda.

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Columbia University’s ‘Mattress Girl’ Carries Mattress to Graduation

On Tuesday, Emma Sulkowicz, the Columbia University student whose questionable story of how she was raped by another student led her to carry a mattress everywhere she went on campus for years, gaining her enough notoriety that Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand invited her to President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, ignored the university’s email banning large or heavy objects from the graduation ceremony and carried the mattress onstage when she accepted her diploma.

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Amal Clooney to Join Faculty at Columbia Law School

International human rights attorney Amal Clooney, wife of George Clooney, will lecture at Columbia Law School this spring as a visitor to the faculty and senior fellow with Columbia’s Human Rights Institute, the university reported Friday.