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Penn president steps down over anti-Semitic remarks

Liz Magill Associated Press/Photo by Mark Schiefelbein, file

Penn president steps down over anti-Semitic remarks

University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill resigned on Saturday, just days after testifying before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about her administration’s attempts to respond to anti-Semitism on campus. Members of Congress, students, and donors lambasted Magill and the presidents of Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for their answers to questions. The presidents said calling for the genocide of Jewish people would only violate their schools’ codes of conduct in certain circumstances.

What happens now? On Sunday, the university had not yet said who would serve as an interim president after Magill’s departure. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., called Magill’s resignation the “bare minimum of what is required.” She also called for the presidents of Harvard and MIT to resign. Stefanik also wrote that Congress would be conducting its own investigation into the schools’ handling of recent anti-Semitic incidents.

Dig deeper: Read R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s column in WORLD Opinions assessing the three college presidents’ testimonies on Capitol Hill.

Josh Schumacher

Josh is a breaking news reporter for WORLD. He’s a graduate of World Journalism Institute and Patrick Henry College.

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