#BDSFail University of Illinois overturns vote to divest

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University of Illinois rejects BDS resolution passed by student government
February 13, 2020

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on Thursday morning. “Illinois Student Government (ISG) is an independent organization that can pass non-binding resolutions on any topic it chooses,” said the university in a statement. “It provides students the opportunity to engage in discourse on issues such as this one that have been debated around the world for centuries, but does not represent the university administration.” “ISG resolutions are non-binding, and the university has no plans to act on this one,” continued the statement.  READ MORE

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