How Faculty Discipline Played a Key Role in the Congressional Hearing on Columbia U.

By Sarah Brown, Sonel Cutler, and Alecia Taylor

President of Columbia University Nemat “Minouche” Shafik (L), and David Schizer (R), Dean Emeritus and Harvey R. Miller Professor of Law & Economics, testify before the House Committee on Education & the Workforce at Rayburn House Office Building on April 17, 2024 in Washington, DC. The committee held a hearing on “Columbia in Crisis: Columbia University’s Response to Antisemitism.”

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Columbia University’s president, Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, testifies earlier today before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
In the hearing, on Columbia’s response to alleged antisemitism and pro-Palestinian protests, lawmakers asked its president whether professors would be punished for comments on the war.

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