Hell hath no fury like a donor scorned.
In recent days, a generous supporters have withdrawn or threatened to withdraw financial support from the University of Pennsylvania, where I used to teach. The list includes former U.S. ambassador Jon Huntsman, hedge-fund tycoon Cliff Asness, and Estee Lauder heir Ronald Lauder, to name a few. They’re furious over Penn’s pathetic response to anti-Semitism on campus following Hamas’s barbaric terrorist attack on Israel. The same thing is happening at other prominent schools, especially Harvard.
The donors should be angry, but withholding money won’t make much difference. Donors need to demand concrete reforms—especially rolling back the all-pervasive “diversity, equity, and inclusion” regime that gives cover to and encourages anti-Semites.
I say this as a former associate dean and professor at Penn’s Perelman School of Medicine, where I worked for 53 years, and as a Jewish person. For decades, I saw the hateful shenanigans that are, sadly, endemic to every prestigious university—the constant student protests against Israeli occupation; the fake graves representing dead Palestinians, including terrorists, suddenly appearing on campus overnight; and more.
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