Sholom Neistein, the first Jewish president of the Student Government Association at Florida International University’s Biscayne Bay Campus, wants his school to observe Jewish History Month next year. If the junior, who is double-majoring in psychology and biology, gets his way, the two university-funded events in January would be a first for the school.

“In previous years, we really haven’t had anything for the Jewish population, especially on this campus,” he told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “So, since we control [the] Student Programming Council’s budget, I ask that they help produce two events for Jewish History Month.”

Neistein, who holds a 3.9 GPA, last served as president of his campus-based Chabad-Lubavitch center’s student board. His term began just before the summer.

He told the newspaper that while he represents all students, he is placing particular focus on increasing the visibility of Jewish groups on campus. …