Here is CBS News:
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Liz Magill and Scott Bok, two top leaders at the University of Pennsylvania, resigned Saturday after days of criticism and pressure from donors, alumni and Jewish community members following Magill’s comments in a Congressional hearing on campus antisemitism.
“I write to share that President Liz Magill has voluntarily tendered her resignation as President of the University of Pennsylvania,” Bok, Chair of Penn’s Board of Trustees, wrote in a letter to the Penn community.
After her exit, Bok also announced he would be stepping down effective immediately and that he declined to stay and help with the presidential transition.
Bok said in a statement that Magill made a “very unfortunate misstep” in a House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on Tuesday.
“The world should know that Liz Magill is a very good person and a talented leader who was beloved by her team. She is not the slightest bit antisemitic,” Bok said in a statement. “Working with her was one of the great pleasures of my life. Worn down by months of relentless external attacks, she was not herself last Tuesday. Over prepared and over lawyered given the hostile forum and high stakes, she provided a legalistic answer to a moral question, and that was wrong. It made for a dreadful 30-second sound bite in what was more than five hours of testimony.”
Bok said Magill will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn’s Carey Law School.
Penn’s board held an emergency meeting on Thursday, which a person familiar with the situation described as an informal virtual gathering.
At that meeting, trustees told Magill that they were not asking her to resign but that “she should think ‘long and hard’ about whether she can function in her role effectively,” according to The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn’s student-run newspaper.
Magill was one of three college presidents who testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Tuesday. They spoke about how they have handled antisemitic incidents on their campuses since the Oct. 7 terrorist attack by Hamas on Israel, with many Republican lawmakers insisting they aren’t doing enough to root out and denounce anti-Jewish sentiments.
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Stefanik, a MAGA loyalist “who knows better,” is taking a victory lap:
We now live in a world where a college president, who is clearly not antisemitic, can lose her job for a slip-up (albeit a major one), while a former president facing 91 felony charges who regularly disparages women, immigrants, the disabled, and American institutions can be the leading presidential candidate in a major U.S. political party. The irony of MAGA-loyalist Elise Stefanik leading the charge should not be missed here.