Via IHE, news from Chicago:
A move to get DePaul University students to call for the institution to stop selling the Sabra brand of hummus, which is owned in part by an Israeli company, failed to get enough votes. A large majority of students who voted in the referendum backed the idea of kicking Sabra off campus, but DePaul requires referendums to have 1,500 voters to be considered valid, and not enough students voted to reach that threshold. DePaul's administration never said that the results of the vote would be followed, even if 1,500 students voted. Students for Justice in Palestine, which pushed for the vote, issued an open letter arguing that it had won a "landslide victory" -- even if the election lacked enough voters to count. The Chicago office of the American Jewish Congress issued a statement noting that "too few of DePaul’s 25,000 students cared enough even to vote."
Not sure if a Vincentian university in Chicago's boycott of hummus is the thing that will sort everything out in the Middle East, but the Cod confesses to being a tiny bit jealous of a school students who are this politically engaged.