News

Western bans boycott based on national origins

Western bans boycott based on national origins

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Kylie Wade

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – A resolution passed at Western Washington University says boycotts against specific countries won’t be approved by the student government.

Boycotting companies with ties to Israel has been discussed recently at several colleges.

Associated Students President Carly Roberts says the decision was inspired by the negative effects of boycotts on other campuses.

 

The resolution says taking action against a country can cause students to be harassed because of their nationality.

Roberts says it’s not a response to the movement against Israel, but is meant to promote critical thought, respect and collaboration on all foreign relations issues.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

sela

See which celebrities will be blowing out candles today.

in Sports

NCAA Football on KPUG: Louisville defeats Miami 31-13 in ACC debut  

New Louisville coach Bobby Petrino, center, waits for his squad to huddle during a break in the annual Red-White NCAA college spring football game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, April 11, 2014. At left is quarterback Brett Nelson (12).

The victory provided a successful Atlantic Coast Conference debut for the Cardinals and to Bobby Petrino's second coaching stint at the school.

in Local Sports

Lauren Jackson pulls out of worlds due to injury

seattle storm logo

Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury

in Local Sports

Seahawks finalize practice squad roster

seattle seahawks logo generic

The Seattle Seahawks finalized their 10-man practice squad roster earlier Monday.

in Sports

Right guard Boone passes physical, rejoins 49ers

WP-49ersGoreBoone

The 27-year-old Boone reached agreement on a restructured $6 million, two-year contract Sunday. The 49ers requested a roster exemption and Boone must be added to the 53-man roster before he can play.