#9. by Indy! on December 8, 2023 11:10 am
Best thing about that video is the smug patronizing tone of the college presidents. They know they are dealing with a mental midget.
University of Pennsylvania president resigns amid outrage over response to antisemitism
WASHINGTON – University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned amid an uproar over her recent congressional testimony that raised questions from the White House, donors and alumni about how the elite school handles antisemitism on campus.
In a campus email Saturday afternoon, Scott Bok, chair of Penn’s board of trustees, announced Magill, Penn’s ninth president, voluntarily submitted her resignation. Magill will stay on as president until an interim president is appointed, and she will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn Carey Law, Bok wrote.
In a statement shared by Bok, Magill said, “It has been my privilege to serve as President of this remarkable institution. It has been an honor to work with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community members to advance Penn’s vital missions.
Magill and the presidents of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology all have faced a fierce backlash over their testimony on Tuesday before the Republican-led House Committee on Education and the Workforce, which is examining the rise of antisemitism as campuses have become hotbeds for protests, anti-Jewish graffiti and harassment of students.”
The furor directed at the three college leaders was triggered partly by their response to questions about whether calling for the genocide of Jews violates their schools’ code of conduct against bullying and harassment that has touched off a firestorm.
Magill and the other two presidents – Harvard’s Claudine Gay and MIT’s Sally Kornbluth – gave carefully worded responses that danced around the question despite repeated attempts by Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., to get them to answer.
And then another snowflake is the "victim" after tearing down posters of Hamas prisoners in Palestine.
An NYU student who tore down posters of Israeli hostages says was suspended, lost her scholarship and was denied campus housing until fall 2024 An NYU student was suspended after tearing down posters of Israeli hostages, per BreakThrough News.
She said her scholarship was rescinded, and she was denied campus housing until fall 2024.
NYU has investigated 90 student behavior complaints related to the Israel-Hamas war, per WSN.
A New York University student who tore down posters of Israeli hostages abducted in the October 7 terrorist attacks says she was suspended, had her scholarship rescinded, and was denied campus housing until fall 2024, per Break Through News.
"Because I was suspended, I would have to move off campus after the semester, essentially kicking me out of the dorms, leaving me unhoused, and also denying me access to any higher education until fall 2024," Hafiza Khalique told the non-profit news outlet.
The freshman student was suspended on November 13 after a video of her tearing down the posters went viral on social media and "right-wing" news outlets in October, she told the outlet.
"I faced relentless backlash from right-wing media news outlets for weeks, most calling for me to be jailed, expelled, deported, assaulted, and to be sent to Gaza," she told the news outlet.