Last week, presidents of top American universities testified before Congress. They were forced to explain why their schools allowed students to spread anti-Semitic views on campus.
The country was shocked as these liberal presidents appeared to refuse to outright condemn the hateful comments.
But one president’s controversial words cost her school a massive $100,000,000 partnership. So now, unsettled by what she did, the school is taking severe action.
From The Post Millennial:
On Saturday, University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill resigned from her position after she would not denounce calls for the genocide of Jews during a disastrous congressional hearing this week.
Magill was among three Ivy League presidents who would not label students’ calls for the genocide of Jews as misconduct. The other two included in the hearing were MIT President Sally Kornbluth and Harvard President Claudine Gay.
Liz Magill, president of the University of Pennsylvania, announced she was resigning from her post. This came only days after she seemingly defended anti-Semitic activity going on at her school.
The president infamously said that anti-Semitic comments, including calls for violence against Jewish students, were only “hate speech” based on context. That triggered a fierce response from Americans.
One top donor canceled a partnership from 2017 that was worth $100,000,000. Many noticed that Magill’s resignation came only after that deal was broken.
Critics wonder if Magill “voluntarily resigned” despite what the official message states. They say pressure from the school and various leaders almost certainly played a role in the president’s departure.
Despite this news, it is not clear if the other Ivy League presidents have apologized for their statements or will also resign. It’s also unknown if these schools will move to prevent anti-Semitism from spreading.
Ever since the October 7th attack in Israel, anti-Semitism has exploded on college campuses. Progressive student groups have sided with Palestinians; they’ve repeated anti-Israel chants and talking points, accusing Israel of “genocide.” This has coincided with a jump in attacks against Jewish Americans.
Presidents of many top universities had failed to condemn these actions. In some cases, they appeared to be supporting them. Congressional leaders called three of these presidents to testify last week.
- University of Pennsylvania president Magill resigned after her testimony before Congress.
- Magill and two other presidents refused to condemn anti-Semitism on their campuses.
- UPenn lost $100 million in a partnership after Magill’s testimony.
Source: The Post Millennial