Tag Archive for Torbjørn Digernes

NTNU chairwoman opposes boycott

The NTNU board meets on November 12th to discuss a possible academic boycott against Israel. Marit Ernstad, the chairwoman, says to Ynetnews that she opposes the move. She also says that the proponents of a boycott cannot be defined as…

NTNU: “Ashamed of being Norwegian…”

Decent Norwegians find the “boycott Israel” movement baffling. Constructive criticism? Sure. Help and assist? Certainly, to the extent that we can. Sympathize with both sides? Of course. But to boycott, of all countries, precisely Israel? To many, it just does…

France: JUIF.org on NTNU

French jews are strangers neither to racist hatred nor the legitimate criticism with which it so effortlessly blends. JUIF.org, which has a wide readership, is now the third French-speaking website to pick up on how certain elements at NTNU are…

French on NTNU: “Cher Recteur…”

A vocal minority of Norwegians left-wingers obsess about Israel nonstop and they have been doing so for years. While these people close their eyes to the transgressions of Israel’s muslim neighbors, they have the audacity to become outraged when challenged…

Lessons of Lysenko

Science and politics go hand in hand. The people vote, the politicians allocate, and the scientists carry out the according research. This is part of the democratic process. But democracy runs into problems when scientists become overly subservient to the…

Why should Digernes resign?

In a letter to Rektors side, Ronnie Fraser of the Academic Friends of Israel suggests that it can only be “a matter of time” before NTNU dean Torbjørn Digernes “falls on his sword” and resigns “in order to save NTNU…

Dignernes’ blog down after SPME article

The SPME has publised Manfred Gerstenfeld’s article – NTNU, a Norwegian Hate University – which was originally published in Hebrew in the weekly Makor Rishon. Scholars for Peace of the Middle East, which opposes academic boycotts has already informed the…

Israeli weekly on NTNU

NTNU is one of Norway’s most prestigous universities. It is the dear Alma Mater of some of our best and brightest. It is therefore highly unfortunate to see NTNU dean Torbjørn Digernes dabble in political intrigue, and that in a manner and to an extent so…

NTNU student to dean: “We will not give in”

On his blog, Dean Torbjørn Digernes at NTNU  “salutes” the organizing committee behind the NTNU seminars on Israel and remains convinced that the seminars-series is a “praiseworthy initiative”. Students, staff and ordinary citizens are less convinced. The latest comment to…