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Campus Watch corrects false allegations made against it.

Response to:

Agree to Disagree? Professors say they only care about how students defend their views and not the views themselves. But do students agree? Sometimes, bias can sneak into lectures
by Julie Xie
34th Street
February 20, 2014

Categories:
Misc. Corrections

Campus Watch Responds:

In an article that mentions Campus Watch only in passing, University of Pennsylvania senior Julie Xie mispresents CW's legal status. In a brief discussion of Penn poltical science professor Ian Lustick's class on the Arab-Israeli conflict, she writes:

The class is one of the most popular ones about the Middle East conflict and comes under a lot of scrutiny. About 10 years ago, Lustick said he had two students in his class who were spies for Campus Watch, which the group denies. Campus Watch is a Philadelphia–based "think tank" that reviews classes about the Middle East, especially looking for problems such as mixing of politics with scholarship and abuse of power over students.

Campus Watch is not a free-standing, independent think tank (a common enough term not requiring scare quotes), but a project of the Middle East Forum, itself a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit.

(Posted by Winfield Myers)

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