One of the surprising and disgusting developments following the Hamas assaults on Israel was the outpouring of assist for Hamas on elite American faculty campuses.
The donor class responded rapidly, and billionaires who used to jot down giant donation checks started withdrawing their assist.
Now there are extra to observe.
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Anti-Semitism causes billionaires to face Ivy League donations
Ken Griffin, CEO of the billionaire Citadel, which has donated $500 million to Harvard, together with $300 million within the present educational yr, urged Harvard directors to take a place condemning Hamas’ terrorism, after a letter from the varsity’s Palestine Solidarity Committee positioned sole blame for the assault on Israel.
Marc Rowan, CEO of Apollo International Administration, led a bunch of alumni and donors in calling for the resignation of UPenn President Liz Magill and the chief of the varsity’s board of trustees in response to the college’s dealing with of the competition and the primary response to the phobia of Hamas assault.
Rowan referred to as on UPenn donors to “shut their wallets” and withhold donations to the college till it modifications course — a name echoed by distinguished donors together with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman and Ronald Lauder, the inheritor obvious of the Estée Lauder empire.
UPenn alumnus Clifford Asness, co-founder of AQR Capital Administration, additionally stopped donating after lately finishing a five-year giving marketing campaign and criticized UPenn President Liz Magill’s preliminary assertion as “obscure similarities between the intentional homicide of youngsters (and others ) by terrorists and the unintentional damage to youngsters that sadly happens when murderous terrorists disguise behind youngsters to flee justice.”
These colleges ought to get nervous when members of the Senate begin saying issues like this.
A 6% tax on the endowments of America’s high 10 universities – a lot of which don’t condemn anti-Semitism – would elevate $15.4 billion.
Greater than sufficient to pay for our help to Israel.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) November 2, 2023
These colleges have been allowed to indoctrinate America’s youth into radical leftism for years with none penalties. It is time for that to finish.