Chris Anderson reports for NYC Indymedia: "After receiving testimony from over 120 Columbia students, faculty members, administrators and alumni, an ad-hoc committee charged by University President Lee Bollinger to investigate claims of in class intimidation of pro-Israeli students found "no evidence of any statements made by the faculty that could reasonably be construed as anti-Semitic." Read full story
The one sour note is that Professor Massad has been singled out for exceeding "commonly accepted bounds" of classroom conduct despite rave reviews from students of all political orientations.
This is a serious victory for academic integrity and a set-back for the hard right's campaign of academic purges. The larger problems remain. Counterpunch recently featured a story about Columbia's Zionist-dominated law school and outside of the MEALAC program, the fight is going full steam.