A new study released today revealed that anti-Semitism on America’s college campuses increased 40 percent last year and genocidal expression doubled in 2016.
Conducted by the anti-Semitism watchdog group AMCHA Initiative, the study reviewed acts of anti-Semitism at 113 public and private colleges and universities with the largest Jewish undergraduate populations. Last year, 433 anti-Semitic incidents were reported, compared to 309 in 2015. The total number of schools experiencing anti-Semitism dropped slightly in 2016, revealing a surge of anti-Jewish acts taking place on some campuses.
According to the study, Columbia University had the most anti-Semitic incidents in the nation, with 35 reported cases—a near 500 percent increase from the previous year. Vassar College, University of Chicago, New York University and the University of Minnesota rounded out the top five. The University of Wisconsin-Madison reported the most incidents (eight) of Jewish students targeted for harm. Vassar, Northwestern University and Brown University followed, each with a reported five incidents.
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