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 refused to condemn the hateful comments.
But one president’s shocking words cost her school $100,000,000 partnership. Now, disgusted by what she did, the school is taking severe action.
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. [Source: The Post Millennial]
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. We noticed that Magill’s resignation came only after that deal was broken.
It is unlikely Magill “voluntarily resigned” despite what the official message states. Pressure from the school and various leaders most 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 is unknown if these schools will move to prevent anti-Semitism from spreading.
Author: Max Davis