UPenn President Resigns Following Hearing on Antisemitism on Campus

Article Source: Politico

Article Source: Politico

Presidents of Harvard, University of Pennsylvania,, and MIT testify before Congressional hearing on antisemitism on college campuses - Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images
  • University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has voluntarily stepped down from her role after facing backlash following a House Education committee hearing on the handling of antisemitism on campuses.
  • Magill, along with the presidents of Harvard and MIT, participated in a contentious hearing where they faced criticism for their response to pro-Palestinian student protestors’ calls for “intifada” or “the genocide of Jews.” Lawmakers questioned their commitment to addressing antisemitism on their campuses.
  • Magill faced criticism for her response to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s question about whether calling for the genocide of Jews violated UPenn’s rules or code of conduct. Magill’s response that it could be considered harassment drew strong condemnation.
  • Lawmakers, including Rep. Stefanik, have called for the resignation of the presidents involved in the hearing. Magill’s resignation is seen as a response to the controversy, making her the first president to step down over a response to campus antisemitism.  Read More

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