Western bans boycott based on national origins

Western bans boycott based on national origins


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 Lifestyle

Lords-a-leaping! The ’12 Days of Christmas’ items top $34K


Talk about a Black Friday to break the bank!

in Sports

Tigers still No. 1, Oklahoma up to third


The 12-0 Tigers picked up 53 of the 61 first-place votes after holding off South Carolina.

in National

Congress returns to looming deadlines on budget, highways


Lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill for a two- to three-week sprint to wrap up work on the budget, highway funding and taxes.

in Sports

Broncos spoil Patriots’ perfect record with OT win


Recognizing the run play that was called likely would go nowhere against the New England Patriots' defensive alignment, Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler audibled to a different one. The result was electric.

in Entertainment

Ice-T and Coco welcome daughter Chanel Nicole


Rapper and "Law & Order" star Ice-T and wife Nicole 'Coco' Austin welcomed their first child together on Saturday.