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Yale, ASU, Northwestern latest colleges under Title VI investigation

The U.S. Education Department announced five new probes for “discrimination involving shared ancestry.”

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced five new investigations “for discrimination involving shared ancestry” on Monday and Tuesday.

Yale University (New Haven, Conn.) Arizona State University (Tempe), Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.), Ann Arbor Public Schools (Michigan) and Abraham Lincoln University (Los Angeles) are currently under investigation under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

There are currently 102 open such investigations. The department has been announcing new probes on a weekly basis.

In December, some 1,500 parents, alumni and faculty sent a letter to Yale’s president and provost calling on the administration to more adequately combat antisemitism on campus.

Abraham Lincoln University is a private, online for-profit school with a controversial history and record.

As for Northwestern, in December, an advertisement that aired during the Las Vegas Bowl accused the Midwestern university of being soft on Jew-hatred. On Tuesday, the same day that the investigation was announced, the school happened to name the members of its President’s Advisory Committee on Preventing Antisemitism and Hate.

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