‘Columbia in crisis’: Ivy League president to testify about antisemitism before Congress

Columbia University President Nemat Shafik is set to testify before Congress about antisemitism on Wednesday in a sequel to the December testimony in which two Ivy League presidents sparked outrage in refusing to say that calls for genocide against Jewish students violate school policy.

Shafik will be grilled by the Committee on Education and the Workforce just four months after former Harvard President Claudine Gay and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Sally Kornbluth testified before Congress. The hearing is titled “Columbia in Crisis: Columbia University’s Response to Antisemitism.”

“Many of our leading academic institutions have been warped by ignorance and backwards ideologies,” Rep. Kevin Kiley (R-CA), who serves on the committee holding the hearing, told the Washington Examiner. “They have led a 21st-century American resurgence of one of history’s most vile and retrograde prejudices.”

“This rise in anti-Semitism is
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