Professors condemn Columbia crackdown on pro-Palestine students

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Columbia and Barnard chapters of nationwide group issue statement claiming ‘flagrant disregard of shared governance’

The Columbia and Barnard chapters of the American Association of University Professors have issued a joint statement condemning Columbia president Minouche Shafik’s crackdowns on student-led pro-Palestinian protests.

In the statement released on Friday, the chapters said: “We are shocked at her failure to mount any defense of the free inquiry central to the educational mission of a university in a democratic society and at her willingness to appease legislators seeking to interfere in university affairs.”

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