Discourse & discord

Local views and analysis on campus protests

CU Boulder students host an on-campus demonstration May 1. Credit: Will Matuska

College students across the nation have risked arrest and expulsion to demand that institutions of higher learning cut financial ties with Israel and/or weapons suppliers, or at least disclose where the money is going and to whom.

As CU Denver’s Todd Ely explains, the process is not easy. Investments flow freely and change frequently, Ely reports. Even if universities know exactly what they’re funding, it’s illegal in many states — including Colorado — to pull money from Israeli businesses. Read more

Our readers had a lot to say about the protests, too. Read two opinion pieces, linked below, and check out our print/digital issue for a third.

For more on local student demonstrations, read our reporting: bit.ly/LocalProtestsBW


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