Education Department launches antisemitism investigation into Northwestern University

The Department of Education launched an investigation into Northwestern University over allegations of antisemitism.

The school was notified Tuesday of the investigation, which is looking into possible violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, a law that protects people from discrimination based on race and national origin.

According to the school newspaper, the Daily Northwestern, the investigation was instigated by Campus Reform Editor-in-Chief Zachary Marschall, who filed a complaint alleging that the university’s response to the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israelis was antisemitic. Marschall told the school paper he “submitted the complaint as a journalist deeply concerned about the campus environment for Jewish students.”

Marschall’s complaint cites two events sponsored by the school’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine, including a vigil held to honor the lives lost in Gaza and
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