Harvard In The Spotlight AGAIN: Elise Stefanik Is PISSED And You Should Be Too!

By Victor Smiroff | Saturday, 13 April 2024 04:30 PM
2
Views 4.5K

In a recent development, Representative Elise Stefanik, the House GOP Chair, has written a strongly worded letter to Harvard University's leadership.

The letter criticizes the Ivy League institution for its alleged slow response to an antisemitic attack on a Jewish student. Stefanik contends that the university's delay in addressing the incident may allow one of the involved parties, who she describes as having committed a "well-documented antisemitic hate crime," to graduate.

Addressed to Dr. Alan Garber, the interim president of Harvard University, and Penny Pritzker, a senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, the letter refers to an event that took place on October 18, 2023. On this date, Harvard’s Palestine Solidarity Committee organized a "die-in" at Harvard Business School. The demonstration was in protest of Israel's response to the October 7 Hamas terrorist attack. Protesters displayed a sign that read, "From the river to the sea."

 WATCH: ROBERT DE NIRO CAMPAIGNING FOR BIDENbell_image

Stefanik's letter details how an Israeli student at the Business School filmed the protest and was subsequently surrounded by a group of anti-Israel demonstrators. The student was allegedly assaulted and harassed, with the protesters blocking his path, grabbing him, and shouting "Shame! Shame! Shame!" at him. Stefanik asserts that this assault was well-documented and sparked outrage among alumni, who called for accountability.

 IRAN INCHES CLOSER TO NUCLEAR ARSENAL: UN REPORT EXPOSES ALARMING STOCKPILEbell_image

The letter further reveals that documents obtained by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce show that Harvard engaged the law firm Jenner & Block to conduct an independent investigation into the incident. The law firm met with the victims’ attorneys at Holtzman Vogel in early January 2024 and received relevant video evidence of the incident.

 WATCH MAHER TO DEMS: IT'S NOT THAT I'VE GOTTEN OLD, YOUR IDEAS GOT STUPIDbell_image

Stefanik's letter also states that local prosecutors are currently negotiating court dates with two Harvard students involved in the assault. She expresses concern that one of the assailants, a Harvard Divinity School graduate student, is scheduled to graduate in May 2024. Stefanik argues that the delay in the court hearing will allow this student to graduate, despite his involvement in the hate crime.

 NEW INTERVIEW: TRUMP DISHES ON 'DANGEROUS JOURNEY' TO NORTH KOREA AS PRESIDENTbell_image

Stefanik criticizes Harvard's leadership for its handling of the incident, stating that the delay in justice is an affront to accountability and a sign of "cultural rot." She argues that the university's actions have allowed antisemitism to persist.

 WHAT A STAND-UP GUY: POPE FRANCIS APOLOGIZES FOR USING THIS 'VULGAR TERM' IN CLOSED-DOOR MEETINGbell_image

In response to Stefanik's allegations, a Harvard spokesperson told Fox News Digital that neither of the students mentioned in Stefanik's letter is due to graduate in May 2024. The spokesperson declined to provide further information, citing restrictions under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

 2024'S ELECTION GAME-CHANGER: WILL NEW BIRD FLU VACCINE HYPE WIN OVER VOTERS AGAIN?bell_image

The spokesperson also reiterated Harvard's commitment to combating antisemitism, stating, "Antisemitism has no place in the Harvard community. We remain steadfast in our commitment to combating antisemitism, in whatever form it manifests itself and our ongoing efforts to ensure that Jewish students feel safe, valued, and embraced at Harvard."

 TEXAS NEWSPAPER GIVES SCATHING CRITIQUE OF GOV. ABBOTT'S EDUCATION FUNDINGbell_image

Stefanik's letter also criticizes former Harvard President Claudine Gay for failing to condemn calls for genocide against Jews during her testimony before Congress in December. Stefanik claims that Gay's assertion that "disciplinary processes are underway" against those who committed antisemitic acts has proven to be false, with no evidence of punishment against those involved.

 MASSACHUSSETTS ARMY VETERAN DETAILS NEAR-DEATH ENCOUNTER WITH GRIZZLY BEARbell_image

Stefanik concludes her letter by expressing her disgust at Harvard's alleged protection of those who harbor antisemitic sentiments. She argues that allowing the student involved in the incident to graduate would disgrace the university's alumni and erode the value of a Harvard degree.

 PRESIDENT TRUMP PROMISES TO END 'RADICAL REVOLUTION' ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES IF RE-ELECTED, BUT HOW?bell_image

In a separate letter to Jenner & Block, Holtzman Vogel questioned why the internal university process and the outside investigation have not progressed, despite the incident occurring five months prior. The law firm also alleges that the Jewish student who was assaulted continues to face online harassment, with defamatory posts and his photograph still available online.

X