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Columbia officials dodge pitfalls that caught Harvard, Penn

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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Jose Luis Magana, Associated Press

A quartet of Columbia University officials largely avoided a viral breakout moment in a Wednesday House hearing on antisemitism, but they still struggled in multiple areas when peppered with questions from Republican lawmakers.  

The viral question that last year stumped the presidents of Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology was asked early of the Columbia officials. 

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.) asked all four witnesses if calls for the genocide of Jewish people would violate the school’s Code of Conduct.  

The president of the school,...

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