University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill listens during a hearing of the House Committee on Education on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023 in Washington. (Mark Schiefelbein/AP)

UPenn president resigns after answers to Congress about antisemitism on campus draw sharp criticism

The University of Pennsylvania’s President Liz Magill has resigned amid pressure from donors and criticism over testimony at a congressional hearing where she was unable to say under repeated questioning that calls on campus for the genocide of Jews would violate the school’s conduct policy.

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