Columbia ramped up student misconduct cases in wake of antisemitism

Columbia University President Nemat Shafik testified before the House on Wednesday that the school has had to ramp up its number of student misconduct cases in the wake of campus antisemitism since the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas on Israel.

Shafik, who goes by Minouche, was being questioned by House Education and Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) when she said multiple students had been suspended or put on disciplinary probation in connection with unauthorized pro-Palestinian protests on campus.

Since the Oct. 7 attack, “these are more disciplinary actions than have been taken probably in the last decade at Columbia,” Shafik said at the hearing titled, “Columbia in Crisis: Columbia University’s Response to Antisemitism.”

“I promise you, from the messages I’m hearing from students, they are getting the message that [violating] law will have consequences,”
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