The presidents of three prestigious universities, Harvard, MIT, and UPenn, appeared before Capitol Hill to defend their institutions' responses to the surge of antisemitism on college campuses. The testimony comes in the wake of increased tensions following Hamas' attack on Israel, leading to Department of Education investigations into several top schools, including Harvard and UPenn.
Harvard President Claudine Gay, while addressing lawmakers, unequivocally denounced "any trace" of antisemitism, characterizing it as a symptom of ignorance. Gay highlighted the institution's commitment to combating hate while simultaneously upholding the principles of free speech. The balancing act between. . .