UPenn president resigns after furious backlash to antisemitism Congress testimony

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University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill has resigned after a furious backlash to her testimony at a congressional hearing about antisemitism on college campuses.

Scott Bok, the chair of UPenn’s board of trustees, announced Ms Magill had voluntarily tendered her resignation in a statement on Saturday.

Ms Magilll testified at a congressional hearing on antisemitism on Tuesday alongside the chiefs of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where all three declined to explicitly say that calling for the genocide of Jews would necessarily violate their code of conduct on bullying or harassment.

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