Americans have been outraged over the ongoing anti-Semitism on college campuses. The problem was made worse after three presidents from Ivy League schools failed to condemn the movement during a testimony before Congress.
One of the presidents, Elizabeth Magill of UPenn, cost her school a $100,000,000 partnership. But Harvard defended its president, despite her refusal to confront this crisis.
But Congress has not been idle. As colleges continue to waffle over the spread of anti-Israel hate, both parties came together to send these three presidents a message.
The GOP-led House passed a resolution on Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism and the controversial testimony of three college presidents on the topic.
A final tally showed 303 members voting in support of the bipartisan measure, 126 members voting against it, and three lawmakers voting “present.”…
The resolution called out Harvard University President Claudine Gay, MIT University President Sally Kornbluth, and now-former University of Pennsylvania President Elizabeth Magill. Each president dodged on the question of whether calling for the genocide of Jews on campuses violated their schools’ policies on bullying and harassment during a hearing last week held by the Committee on Education & the Workforce. [Source: Daily Wire]
A bipartisan vote passed a resolution condemning the spread of anti-Semitism on college campuses. The House also rebuked the three presidents of major universities who refused to condemn anti-Semitism during a congressional hearing.
Some lawmakers have called the move a “historic bipartisan effort to stand for moral truth.” The resolution specifically called out Harvard University President Claudine Gay, MIT University President Sally Kornbluth, and now-former University of Pennsylvania President Elizabeth Magill.
These college leaders carefully dodged questions by lawmakers about the growing hatred against Israel and Jewish people at their schools. Major universities have faced intense backlash in the aftermath of the October 7th terror attack.
Donors and alumni have withdrawn support from many schools over their boards’ failure to confront students and faculty who appeared to celebrate the Hamas attack and condemned Israel’s response.
It’s unclear whether Congress will take further action over this controversy. But Americans are still waiting for many colleges to act.
Author: Bo Dogan