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SFSU's Response to Pro-Israel -- Pro-Palestine Tensions on Campus



The University has prepared a Summary of Events, describing recent activities on campus and the University's response to them.


6/21/02 S.F. State issues comprehensive plan to address inter-group campus tensions


12/16/02 Task Force's Final Report

10/14/02 Task Force on Inter-group Relations holds third round of listening sessions

8/09/02 Task Force Issues Preliminary Recommendations

8/01/02 Task Force's Preliminary Status Report

7/08/02 Task Force on Inter-group Relations holds second round of listening sessions

6/20/02 Community invited to address Task Force on Inter-group Relations

6/14/02 President Robert A. Corrigan commissions Task Force on Inter-group Relations on campus

6/14/02 President Corrigan outlines role of Task Force on Inter-group Relations: Initial Focus on the Effect of Middle East Issues on Campus Life


8/08/02 President's letter to Task Force Chair regarding preliminary recommendations

8/05/02 President's letter of appreciation for General Union of Palestinian Students letter denouncing racism

7/25/02 Letter from President Corrigan to Chancellor Reed, outlining SFSU's response to campus events

5/22/02 We cannot afford to distort each others' positions

5/20/02 President directs campus community to Web site for updates

5/13/02 'I invite you to join me in speaking out for this University's true values'

4/30/02 President's letter of appreciation for the Muslim Student Association's letter of apology

4/12/02 'Hate speech is not free speech': Corrigan decries anti-Semitic flier promoting rally

4/05/02 Campus challenge: 'To speak and act in a way that recognizes the humanity of all members of our community'

11/05/01 'I am very proud of the work we have done'

10/24/01 International students: 'You have a family here'

10/08/01 Free Speech and Civility: Keeping the Balance

09/25/01 Response to tragedy a 'powerful civics lesson for SFSU students'

09/24/01 Campus adopts 'Love is stronger than hate' message

09/17/01 Spirit of mutual support, avoidance of scapegoating marks campus response

09/12/01 Classes resume; 'hardest days may lie ahead'

09/11/01 Campus closes; SFSU community unites in sorrow


7/16/02 DA announces decision not to pursue May 7 cases

7/16/02 DA Press Release: Offensive Speech Not Deemed Hate Crime

6/27/02 S.F. State to strengthen its faculty in Islamic Studies this fall

6/27/02 SFSU names Jewish history, ethics scholar Marc Dollinger to endowed Goldman Chair in Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility

5/22/02 University forwards cases to DA following May 7 rally

5/17/02 Psychology Professor Jamie Newton will moderate a discussion titled "Compassionate Responses to Terrorism in America and Afghanistan: Victims Work for Peaceful Tomorrows" at 3 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the International Relations Briefing Theater in HSS 362.

5/15/02 San Francisco Chronicle publishes op-ed by Professor Mark Phillips: 'Fear and anger -- Raw emotionalism of Mideast comes to San Francisco State rally'

5/14/02 Academic Senate unanimously passes a Resolution in Support of Civil Discourse and the Principles of the Academy

5/14/02 Academic Senate chair: 'Resolve and action are required'

5/07/02 Human Relations dean: 'Individually and collectively we can do much'

4/12/02 Welcoming remarks delivered by President Robert A. Corrigan to the Model Arab League


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4/25/03 Jewish Bulletin of Northern California: 'New Jewish studies head foresees SFSU tensions easing'

5/24/02 Jewish Bulletin of Northern California: 'SFSU president deserves praise, not unbridled criticism'

5/19/02 Washington Post: 'On Campus, a Reflection of Middle East Anger' Rally at San Francisco State Leads to Slurs and an Investigation as Tensions Rise at U.S. Universities

5/17/02 Jewish Bulletin of Northern California: 'Crisis on Campus: SFSU president acts after e-mail causes global furor over rally'

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