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Northwestern President Michael Schill to testify before Congress at hearing on anti-Semitism – Chicago Tribune

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Northwestern University President Michael Schill is scheduled to testify this morning at a Congressional hearing titled “Calling for Accountability: Stopping Anti-Semitic College Chaos,” as the elite Big Ten school and others across the country face growing accusations of fostering hostile or discriminatory climates for Jews.

Schill, who describes himself as a “proud Jew” raised with an enduring love for Israel, is scheduled to appear before lawmakers alongside leaders from Rutgers University and the University of California, Los Angeles.

A similar congressional hearing on anti-Semitism on college campuses in December led to the resignations of several Ivy League school leaders, amid fierce backlash to their testimonies.

Read the full story from the Tribune’s Angie Leventis Lourgos.

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