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Top U.S. University Makes A $100 Million Mistake That They’ll Regret

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A University of Pennsylvania donor, Ross Stevens, is withdrawing a $100 million gift in response to the school’s handling of antisemitism.

The donor, an alumnus, alleges that the school violated the terms of their agreement, pointing to a permissive approach to hate speech and discrimination against Jewish students.

This withdrawal isn’t the first time Stevens has expressed disagreement with Penn’s policies through financial means. (Trending: Top Democrat Loses In Historic Landslide)

“Its permissive approach to hate speech calling for violence against Jews and laissez faire attitude toward harassment and discrimination against Jewish students would violate any policies or rules that prohibit harassment and discrimination based on religion, including those of Stone Ridge,” wrote Steven’s attorneys.

The New York Times reported that Stevens “changed his mind because he thought the school was prioritizing D.E.I. over enhancing the business school’s academic excellence.”

The intention is currently to withdraw the gift, although further discussions are offered.

UPenn President Steps Down

University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned following backlash over her testimony to Congress on antisemitism.

The resignation came after pressure from alumni, elected officials, and major donors.

Magill faced criticism for her refusal to unequivocally condemn calls for genocide of Jews during a Congressional hearing. (Trending: Joe Biden Sets Another Presidential Record — It’s Bad)

When questioned by Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, Magill failed to agree that calling for the genocide of Jews violates Penn’s rules or code of conduct.

It was intended to be a simple “yes” or “no” question, but Magill repeatedly suggested that “context” somehow matters.

“If the speech turns into conduct, it can be harassment. Yes,” Magill responded, later adding “It is a context-dependent decision.”

“This is unacceptable. Ms. Magill,” a stunned Stefanik responded. “I’m gonna give you one more opportunity for the world to see your answer.”

“Does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Penn’s code of conduct when it comes to bullying and harassment? Yes or no?” she asked again.

“It can be harassment,” the University of Pennsylvania president replied.

This led to a rescinded $100 million donation and calls for her resignation from the university’s board and business school.

Despite the resignation, Magill will remain a tenured faculty member at the university’s law school.

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