All eyes on university after Israel boycott referendum

Universities across the continent are said to be watching proceedings at the University of Windsor. Eyes are on the student government. The university's student alliance held a controversial referendum on whether to support the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which asks for a boycott of any business that has ties with Israel, reports CBC News.

According to Windsor president Alan Wildeman, universities from as far as away as Los Angeles are watching what happens next. "A lot of people are very interested in this issue," Wildeman said. "What's unique about this situation is that a full student body has run a referendum on a topic such as this and it's caught the interest of a lot of people."

Students voted 'yes' in favour of the boycott but the results are under investigation. The policy has not been adopted yet. If it is adopted, the boycott will be the official position of the entire student body, not just of the student council.
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