Author Archives: Zoe Zenowich

King hearings come to Flatbush: David Horowitz stokes anti-Muslim sentiment at Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College had its own Peter King hearing last night when right-wing commentator David Horowitz spoke to a feisty crowd of students and faculty. At first I debated whether or not to even give voice to what David Horowitz said. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn College reinstates teacher fired for scholarship on Palestine

Brooklyn College’s decision today to reinstate Kristofer Petersen-Overton’s teaching position is being hailed as a victory for academic freedom. Petersen-Overton, a PhD student at CUNY’s Graduate Center, was let go just 24-hours after state assemblyman Dov Hikind allegedly contacted CUNY … Continue reading

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‘Within 24 hours of the assemblyman’s phone call, I was fired’ –Brooklyn College adjunct professor

The controversy over the firing of a Brooklyn College adjunct professor allegedly for his solidarity with the Palestinian cause continues.  The college’s assertion that the teaching appointment of Kristofer Petersen-Overton, a doctoral student entering his fourth semester of studies at … Continue reading

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