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Yale Considers Who Will Become New University President As DEI Agenda Stirs Controversy

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Heather Gerken, the current dean of Yale Law School, is a top candidate for the position of Yale’s president, despite facing criticism for her handling of campus politics.

She has been involved in controversies, including a situation where her chief of staff advised Jewish students to seek counseling after a Hamas terror attack.

Gerken has also been a proponent of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) policies at the law school.

“She would be the worst choice out of all the current faculty,” one student noted. “Her handling of campus politics has been abysmal.”

“I understand these are deeply challenging times,” Debra Kroszner told a Jewish student who was “personally targeted on a large listserv where some students were endorsing terrorism and blaming Israel for Hamas’s actions.”

“We recognize that our colleagues of color, particularly our Black colleagues, have long done more than their share of the unrecognized work of citizenship in combating racism and racial oppression,” Gerken wrote.

“The email announced the creation of new centers on ‘health equity’ and ‘environmental justice’; pledged to appoint a diversity specialist to every office in the law school; committed to bringing a million books to prisons across the country and creating ‘opportunities for incarcerated people to interact with authors and the literary community’; [and] said that a course on critical race theory would be offered every year; and promised to ‘diversify the iconography of the Law School through portraits, photographs, and art,” the report noted.

Gerken has faced scrutiny for refusing to display a painting of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, opting instead for a portrait of Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

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