August 7, 2023
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-512-4585, [email protected]
Alums for Campus Fairness applauds New York University President Linda Mills’s public opposition to the recently passed resolution calling for an academic boycott of Israel resolution by the American Anthropological Association (AAA). The ACF-NYU Chapter does not tolerate this blatant attack on academic freedom at our alma mater. We commend the administration for its support and objection to academic boycotts and will continue to work diligently with the university to counter hate on campus.
“It is regrettable that the AAA, a scholarly organization meant to promote the advancement of knowledge throughout the discipline, an organization that has reaffirmed its commitment to academic freedom, has taken a step seemingly so at odds with those objectives. We urge them to reconsider,” President Mills said in a statement to the campus community.
This summer, ACF joined over 100 academic, Jewish, and civil rights organizations in denouncing the AAA boycott resolution and urging AAA members to vote against it.
About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) leverages the unique power of alumni to combat antisemitism on college campuses. ACF helps organize and cultivate alumni chapters for colleges and universities across the country, equipping members with tools, tactics, and training to proactively engage with administrators. Learn more at www.campusfairness.org.