US universities plan campus celebrations

Jewish student organizations are planning a creative array of large-scale Independence Day events to appeal to both Jewish and non-Jewish students and guests.

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NEW YORK On the eve of last year’s Independence Day celebration at Cornell University, a small group of protesters used chalk to mark up sidewalks on the New York school’s campus with anti-Israel slogans.

By the next day, a rainstorm had washed away the messages, and the event – one of the largest campus events in the country – proceeded without a problem.

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