Columbia President Shafik’s most contentious moments at yesterday’s House hearing on antisemitism

While some Republicans commented on Shafik's stronger poise and direction in condemning antisemitism than her Harvard and UPenn counterparts in December, the president of nine months repeatedly found herself in the tiger's jaw from representatives' fervent questions.

Black students are most common targets as school hate crimes double

Higher education and K12 accounted for 10% of the hate crimes reported from 2018 to 2022, according to an FBI study that also looked at the ethnicity and religion of the victims.

Why federal oversight on higher education is growing on multiple fronts

Conflict in the Middle East and souring U.S.-China relations has stirred federal lawmakers and agencies to draw an antagonistic eye toward higher education and the nature of U.S. research.

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigns

On the first day of the spring semester, Claudine Gay is stepping down as president of Harvard University following sustained backlash tripped by her Congressional hearing on student safety and antisemitism. 

Is fear over antisemitism the latest blow to America’s confidence in higher ed?

A survey conducted last week by U.S. News & World Report and The Harris Poll found 58% of Americans believe that university leaders are failing students today.

UPenn leadership destabilized after president, board chair resign

President Liz Magill faced mounting external pressure to step down due to her failure to convincingly denounce antisemitism before Congress last week.

Lawmakers grill 3 elite university presidents for handling of antisemitism on campus

"There is no diversity and inclusion of intellectual thought, and the result of that is antisemitism," said Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.). "College campuses have descended from coveted centers of intellectual freedom to illiberal sewers of tolerance and bigotry."

These 6 schools are under investigation for hate on campus

The Department of Education has opened investigations at six colleges and universities for alleged Title VI shared ancestry violations since the outbreak of the war in Palestine and Israel.

How policymakers are confronting antisemitism amid growing verbal and physical attacks on campuses

Antisemitic incidents in the U.S. have increased 388% since Oct. 7, compared to the same time last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League. Much of this activity has occurred at some of the nation's most well-regarded institutions.

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