Dave Portnoy doubles down on not hiring from Harvard, MIT, UPenn

Barstool Sports' Dave Portnoy calls out prospective students from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania after damning Congressional testimony that leaders failed to condemn anti-Semitism on their campuses. The company further strengthened its promise not to hire

“I think there's a difference between free speech and hate speech, and if it's endangering people and causing harm, we should stop it. It's called common sense,” Portnoy said. fox business on tuesday.

“If you can't condemn genocide, I don't care whether you're talking about Jews or Muslims or what group of people, you don't deserve to be in a position of power,” Portnoy added. Ta. “I have to leave.”

The 46-year-old apparently suggested that Harvard University President Claudine Gay and Massachusetts Institute of Technology President Sally Kornbluth resign from their respective positions.

University of Pennsylvania President Liz McGill faced increased pressure from both donors and the White House after her testimony, and on Sunday she was asked repeatedly whether calling for the extermination of Jews violated the university's rules on bullying and harassment. I resigned.

“When speech becomes an act, it can be harassment,” McGill said.

Dave Portnoy told Fox Business on Tuesday that the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and the University of Pennsylvania are “unworthy to be in positions of power.” So far, only UPenn's top official, Liz McGill, has been forced out of her job. fox business

Meanwhile, Harvard University said Tuesday that its embattled president, Gay, will remain in office despite reportedly losing more than $1 billion in endowment since devastating Congressional testimony on anti-Semitism. Announced.

“What those deans and presidents did under oath was terrible. It makes no sense to me,” Portnoy said of the congressional testimony.

When Fox asked Portnoy about his concerns about free speech, Portnoy replied: “Will Hitler be allowed to say, 'I want to kill the Jews,' 'I want to kill the Jews,' 'I want to kill the Jews' right up until the last minute? Will he kill the Jews? I would say no. ”

Portnoy also has no plans to hire graduates from Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology or the University of Pennsylvania in the future, although Barstool already has two Harvard athletes on its payroll, including former hockey player Sam. They also identified Bozoian and former lacrosse player Francis Ellis.

“They're old men now,” Portnoy told Fox.

Portnoy's comments on Tuesday amplify his position Last week, he shared a video clip of the controversial testimony on Instagram with the caption, “I watched this video and it made me so angry that I want as many people as possible to see it.”

In the week since the video was posted, Portnoy's post on the social media site (accessed as @stoolpresidente) has been viewed more than 10 million times.

On Tuesday, Harvard University announced that President Claudine Gay would continue in her job despite testimony to Congress that Portnoy classified as an expression of “hate speech.” AP

He also said the company will no longer consider hiring applicants who attended any of the three schools until a leadership change occurs, and urged other companies to do the same.

“Not that this will make a huge difference, but going forward I will not hire graduates from these schools until these deans resign,” Portnoy wrote, adding that no Jewish graduates from these institutions will be hired. He said there will be no exceptions for applicants.

Portnoy continued in the caption. “The deans of three supposedly prestigious universities in the United States somehow refuse to condemn students who call for the slaughter of Jews on campus. AKA – the murder of all Jews. Personally, Breaking news calling for the murder of parents and entire families. And these “leaders” are refusing to condemn this as hate speech on campus? ”

He said Jewish students are the only minority group that other students can “openly threaten and chant to kill an entire group of people without being immediately expelled and, preferably, in jail.” insisted.

Portnoy posted a clip of the testimony on her Instagram because she wanted “as many people as possible to see it.” This video received over 10 million views in the week since it was posted. Jackie Brown/

Jewish students at UPenn are now arguing that the resignations of McGill and board president Scott Bok are not enough to reassure them after a series of anti-Semitic incidents, and are calling for further “transformation” at the school. argues that it is necessary.

“I feel like I've completed a step,” junior Akiva Berkowitz said. told USA Today outside Steinhardt Hall, home of the school's Hillel Club. “But the process isn't like that. And I don't want people to think this is the end.”

Sophomore Jack Cohen called for more action, saying that despite McGill and Bok's resignations, “I don't feel comfortable here.”

“At the end of the day, we want to see more change,” he said. “We want to feel more supported.”



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