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University of Pennsylvania President Steps Down Over Antisemitism Testimony Scandal<!-- wp:html --><p>Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/university-of-pennsylvania">University of Pennsylvania</a> President Liz Magill has resigned<strong> </strong>after refusing to state unequivocally during congressional testimony earlier this week if calls on campus for a genocide of the <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/jews">Jewish</a> people would violate the institution’s code of conduct.</p> <p>Magill’s ouster comes five days after she appeared Dec. 5 before the House Education and Workforce Committee, where lawmakers questioned her, along with the presidents of MIT and Harvard, Sally Kornbluth and Claudine Gay, about a recent rise in reports of antisemitic incidents at or near their schools.</p> <p>Scott L. Bok, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, issued a statement saying that she had “voluntarily tendered her resignation as President of the University of Pennsylvania.”</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/university-of-pennsylvania-president-liz-magill-steps-down-over-antisemitism-testimony-scandal">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned after refusing to state unequivocally during congressional testimony earlier this week if calls on campus for a genocide of the Jewish people would violate the institution’s code of conduct.

Magill’s ouster comes five days after she appeared Dec. 5 before the House Education and Workforce Committee, where lawmakers questioned her, along with the presidents of MIT and Harvard, Sally Kornbluth and Claudine Gay, about a recent rise in reports of antisemitic incidents at or near their schools.

Scott L. Bok, the chairman of the Board of Trustees, issued a statement saying that she had “voluntarily tendered her resignation as President of the University of Pennsylvania.”

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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