Penn president resigns amid backlash over congressional hearing comments

Posted on AllSides December 10th, 2023
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University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill has voluntarily resigned, the school's board of trustees said on Saturday, following backlash over her response during a congressional hearing when asked how she said she would handle remarks in the university community calling for the "genocide of Jews." "It has been my privilege to serve as President of this remarkable institution," Magill said in a statement shared by the board. "It has been an honor to work with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community members to advance Penn's vital missions." Magill will...

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