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UPenn President Liz Magill resigns after disastrous antisemitism testimony

University of Pennsylvania President Liz McGill announced on Saturday that she is under increasing pressure from both donors and the White House following damning testimony before Congress this week that the school failed to protect its Jewish students. He “voluntarily” resigned from his position, the school announced.


UPenn President Liz McGill has resigned. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

“I write this letter to share that President Liz McGill has volunteered her resignation as president of the University of Pennsylvania. She will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn Carey School of Law.
“On behalf of the entire Penn community, I would like to thank President McGill for her contributions to the university as president and wish her well.

“We will be contacting Mr. Penn in the coming days to share his plans for interim leadership. President McGill has agreed to remain in office until an interim president is appointed.

“President McGill issued the following statement, which I would like to share here: “I am honored to serve as president of this great institution.'' , it is an honor to work with our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community members.”

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