SAR’s Academic Freedom Monitoring Project investigates and reports attacks on higher education with the aim of raising awareness, generating advocacy, and increasing protection for scholars, students, and academic communities. Learn more.

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Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):George Washington University

On April 26, 2024, George Washington University’s (GWU) administration suspended seven students who has participated in a peaceful pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. On April 25, a group of George Washington University students, including some affiliated with the university’s Student Coalition for ...

Attack Types: Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 26, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Cornell University

Between April 26 and May 1, 2024, Cornell University suspended six students for their participation in a peaceful pro-Palestinian protest and encampment on campus. The suspensions took place six months after a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, during which ...

Attack Types: Loss of Position

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Indiana University - Bloomington

On April 25 and 27, 2024, police arrested 56 protesters, including students and faculty members, at a pro-Palestinian encampment on the campus of the Indiana University (IU) at Bloomington. The arrested students and faculty members were banned from campus for ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Loss of Position | Violence

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Emerson College

On April 25, 2024, Boston police arrested over 100 people while clearing a pro-Palestine tent encampment near Emerson College. On April 21, 2024, students affiliated with Emerson College’s Students for Justice in Palestine set up an encampment in the 2 Boylston ...

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances | Imprisonment | Prosecution

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):University of Connecticut

Between April 25 and April 30, 2024, University of Connecticut (UConn) police forcibly arrested 26 protesters, including 25 students, who were participating in a peaceful pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. On April 25, UConn Students for Justice Palestine (SJP), established an encampment, ...

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances | Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Ohio State University

On April 25, 2024, police arrested 36 people, including 16 students, at a pro-Palestinian encampment outside the student union at Ohio State University. A group of students affiliated with the university's group of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 25, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):Princeton University

On April 25, 2024, Princeton University police arrested two graduate students on charges of trespassing at a peaceful pro-Palestinian encampment on campus. The arrests took place six months after a Hamas attack on Israel on October 7, during which over 1,200 ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 24, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):University of Texas-Austin

On April 24, 2024, local police and Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers arrested 57 people at a peaceful pro-Palestine demonstration organized by the University of Texas Austin’s (UT-Austin) Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) on the university’s campus. The arrests took ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Violence

Date of Incident: April 24, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):University of Southern California

On April 24, 2024, the Los Angeles Police Department arrested 93 people, including 51 students, at a Gaza solidarity encampment in the University of Southern California’s (USC) Alumni Park. Demonstrators set up tents in Alumni Park during the early morning hours ...

Attack Types: Killings, Violence, Disappearances | Imprisonment

Date of Incident: April 23, 2024

Region & Country:Americas | United States of America

Institution(s):University of South Carolina

On April 23, 2024, police arrested two University of South Carolina (USC) students after they had left a Gaza solidarity protest inside the student union building on campus. On the night of April 23, around a dozen students gathered inside the ...

Attack Types: Imprisonment | Prosecution