The president of Howard University rejected a faculty resolution calling for divestment from U.S. companies operating in Israel. Faculty at the historically black school’s College of Arts and Science had drafted a resolution that sharply criticized Israel and called for divestment, according to the American Jewish Committee. “Without qualification, Howard University and I oppose any action calling for a divestiture of university funds from certain U.S.-based companies doing business with Israel,” university president H. Patrick Swygert wrote to Thomas Kahn, president of the AJCommittee’s Washington chapter.
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