NEW BRUNSWICK, N. J. – The U.S. Department of Education says that the the reopening of an investigation into alleged anti-Semitism at Rutgers University.
The move of Kenneth L. Marcus, deputy secretary of education for civil rights, is a broader definition of anti-semitism contains criticism of Israel.
A Rutgers spokesman said the university was not informed about the investigation, but will cooperate fully.
The research stems from a 2011 event sponsored by various external organisations, which allegedly charged Jewish participants for admission, while others in for free.
The administration of former President Barack Obama had rejected the complaint after it said it could not substantiate the claims.
Pro-Israel groups claim that anti-Israel speech targets Jewish students and makes them feel attacked on their campuses. Pro-Palestinian groups say that the decision attacks the freedom of speech and civil rights.