Campus Community Responds to Anti-Semitic Title

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- In addition to the Hillel, SF State has an active Jewish fraternity and sorority on campus, along with a Jewish studies department. The chair of the department, Fred Astren, said he found the Freedom Center’s report misleading. “We’ve heard this kind of message before – it doesn’t correspond to the reality that characterizes our campus and our campus community,” Astren said. “If you ask Jewish students or Jewish faculty, you are going to have a hard time finding people to corroborate that this is an anti-Semitic place .... “In terms of anti-Semitism on the campus, the administration has been very, very supportive and the department has its confidence in President (Leslie) Wong and the administration,” Astren said.