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Rep. Foxx: ‘Patterns of antisemitism on Yale’s and Michigan’s campuses’

The House Education and the Workforce Committee chair reaches out to school heads ahead of testimony on Jew-hatred.

Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. Credit: House Committee on Education & the Workforce/X.
Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. Credit: House Committee on Education & the Workforce/X.

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.), chair of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, has reached out to Yale University president Peter Salovey and the University of Michigan President Santa Ono before each academic administrator submits answers to a written interview about their campuses’ handling of antisemitism following the Oct. 7 terrorist attacks by Hamas in southern Israel and the flurry of student protests, and later, tent encampments, that followed.

“The committee has identified patterns of antisemitism on Yale’s and Michigan’s campuses and a general failure by these universities to protect Jewish students that must be addressed,” Foxx stated on Wednesday when sending letters to both academic leaders. “Presidents Salovey and Ono will be required to appear before the Committee for transcribed interviews and answer questions on their records.”

Salovey’s interview is scheduled for June 20 and Ono’s for Aug. 9. Spokespersons for both universities confirmed to Fox News that the presidents would participate in the inquiry.

On April 22, police at Yale arrested 47 anti-Israel protesters, and a billboard went up near the University of Michigan campus calling for the school to “Stop Jew Hatred on Campus.”

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