December 11, 2023

Big Donors Clash with Universities Over Antisemitism, Free Speech

by The Journal

The president of the University of Pennsylvania, Liz Magill, resigned on Saturday, capping a tumultuous week at the Ivy League school. After statements Magill made about antisemitism at a congressional hearing, influential donors threatened to pull millions in gifts if she didn't leave her post. WSJ's Melissa Korn talks about antisemitism, free speech, and the rising tensions between elite universities and big donors.

Further Reading:

-Penn President, Board Chair Resign After Furor Over Comments on Campus Antisemitism 

-Wharton Board Calls for Leadership Change at Penn Amid Furor Over Campus Antisemitism 

-Penn Donor Threatens to Rescind $100 Million Gift Unless President Is Ousted 

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