Carleton University's student council has rejected a campus fringe group's demand that it support efforts to have the university adopt an anti-Israel policy when it comes to investing the faculty pension plan.
At an often raucous Thursday evening meeting of the Carleton University Students' Association council, a small radical group known as Students Against Israeli Apartheid introduced a motion calling on CUSA to urge Carleton University to divest its faculty pension plan of companies that do business with Israel.Don't you love it when "the man" sticks it to the "anti-apartheid" creeps? Don't you wish the milquetoasts over at the University of Ottawa were ballsy enough to do the same?
The motion was eventually rejected in favour of one that called on Carleton University to engage in ethically responsible investing without singling out any one country.
The compromise motion sparked fury from the anti-Israel crowd.
According to witnesses, including a senior administration official, about 80 to 100 members of the radical group waiting in a hallway outside the Dunton Tower council chambers began yelling and banging on the walls at those inside when they learned of the decision. SAIA members inside were also yelling at council members.
When the meeting eventually ended, extra Campus Safety officers were needed to form a protective corridor so councillors could reach the elevators...