It’s probably too little too late. Donors have closed their checkbooks. Columbia has a reputation of hating Israel and Jews.
It might be too little too late.
Columbia University suspended two groups with a history of stirring up anti-Israel and anti-Jew sentiments at the school.
Goodbye, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)!
Both groups have caused many problems at Columbia since Hamas invaded Israel on October 7.
The administration has only spoken up to defend the students who support Hamas or blame Israel for the massacre.
Did the university president defend the students’ right to free speech? Of course not. She made the Hamas supporters the victims.
“This decision was made after the two groups repeatedly violated University policies related to holding campus events, culminating in an unauthorized event Thursday afternoon that proceeded despite warnings and included threatening rhetoric and intimidation,” explained Gerald Rosberg, Senior Executive Vice President of the University and Chair, Special Committee on Campus Safety.
“Suspension means the two groups will not be eligible to hold events on campus or receive University funding,” continued Rosberg. “Lifting the suspension will be contingent on the two groups demonstrating a commitment to compliance with University policies and engaging in consultations at a group leadership level with University officials.”
Columbia Business School assistant professor Shai Davidai went off on the school for allowing these “pro-terror” groups on campus.
He said in a video:
“They were celebrating the rape of teenage girls at a music festival in the name of resistance. They were celebrating this and the president of the university is allowing these pro-terror student organizations to march on our campuses,” he said, adding, “It doesn’t matter if you’re Christian or Jewish or Hindu or Buddhist or atheist like myself, rape is never okay, not as an act of resistance, not as an act of revenge. Rape is never okay.”
Daivdai revealed he won’t allow his own kids to attend Columbia.
The Palestine Solidarity Groups at Columbia University and Columbia Jewish Voice for Peace signed an open letter to the university the day after the decision to denounce Israel. They also said the university has a hand in whatever “apartheid” they think Israel has over there.
Then 75 Columbia professors, the supposed adults in the rooms, described the Hamas attack as a military action in an effort to defend the baby students. Good Lord.
Billionaire Leon Cooperman, chairman of Omega Advisors CEO, told Fox News host Liz Claman that he won’t donate to Columbia.
“These kids at the colleges have sh*t for brains,” he said in disgust.
Cooperman has given Columbia $50 million over the years.
Law firms do not like anti-Jews. Not only is it racist, but it’s bad for business for any company or organization. Plenty of non-Jews (like me) would not give any business my money that hires someone they know hates Jews or others. Gross.
Law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell rescinded three job offers to Harvard and Columbia law students after they signed an open letter blaming Israel for the Hamas attack:
“The views expressed in certain of the statements signed by law school student organizations in recent days are in direct contravention of our firm’s value system,” the firm said in a statement viewed by Bloomberg Law.
In an email to the firm viewed by Bloomberg Law,chair and managing partner Neil Barr said that “these statements are simply contrary to our firm’s values and we thus concluded that rescinding these offers was appropriate in upholding our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive work environment for all Davis Polk employees.”
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
Maybe, just maybe, don’t align yourself with a terrorist organization. Any terrorist organization.
Minouche Shafik, Columbia’s president, penned a sob letter defending the students who have been protesting loudly every day for Hamas. You know, a literal terrorist organization.
In an email to the community Wednesday, Columbia University President Minouche Shafik and Barnard College President Laura Rosenbury announced they are establishing a “Doxing Resource Group” composed of key offices across both campuses to “serve as a centralized point of contact for issues related to doxing, harassment, and online security.”
“The deliberate harassment and targeting of members of our community by doxing, a dangerous form of intimidation, is unacceptable,” they wrote. “Many individuals, including students across several schools, have been subject to these attacks by third parties. This includes disturbing incidents in which trucks have circled the Columbia campus displaying and publicizing the names and photos of Arab, Muslim and Palestinian students.”
“We are grateful for the persistence and perseverance of the students, and their families, in the face of this harassment,” Shafik and Rosenbury continued. “We are assembling available resources to support them and the staff and faculty who are by their side.”
I don’t know if Shafik ever addressed or reached out to the Israeli student after someone attacked and assaulted him outside of the school’s library.DONATE
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