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Wed March 26, 2014
Controversy At Northeastern: Student Group Suspended
Universities cherish free speech, but one student group says that ideal is in short supply at Northeastern University. Students for Justice in Palestine says the university unfairly suspended them earlier this month for handing out these mock eviction notices, which were intended to draw attention to what the group calls Israel’s “apartheid policies against the Palestinian people.”
In a statement, the university said the suspension came after multiple violations of campus policies over an extended period of time.
- Max Geller is a law student at Northeastern and a member of Students for Justice in Palestine.
It's not the first time pro-Palestinian students have said administrators have stifled their free speech. WGBH News higher-education reporter Kirk Carapezza spoke to Geller last September.