After Pitzer’s College Council voted to suspend its study abroad program with the University of Haifa on March 14, President Oliver took a courageous and principled stand and released a strong statement rejecting the academic boycott and affirming that Pitzer would not implement the College Council’s recommendation.
Following the vote, President Oliver stated: “This recommendation would effectively cause the College -- not some of its constituent members, but the College itself -- to take an unavoidably political position on one of the most controversial issues of our time...By singling out Israel, the recommendation itself is prejudiced. We do not solve one injustice by committing another.”
URGENT UPDATE: President Oliver continues to be attacked and criticized for his principled decision to maintain Pitzer’s study abroad program at the University of Haifa.
Now, Pitzer’s student senate is considering taking the drastic step of holding a “no confidence” vote to remove President Oliver from his position.
Sign now to let the Pitzer Board of Trustees know you stand with President Oliver for rejecting the academic boycott of Israel and to urge the Board to release a statement affirming support for President Oliver!