Columbia University president faces vote of confidence as protests spread

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NEW YORK, April 27 — Columbia’s embattled president came under renewed pressure yesterday as a university oversight committee met to address her attempt two weeks ago to clamp...

A New York City Police Department officer looks on as People take part in a demonstration in support of Israel outside the Columbia University campus as student protest encampment in support of Palestinians continues, during the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, in New York April 26, 2024.

Since then hundreds of protesters have been arrested at schools from California to Boston as students set up encampments similar to the one at Columbia, demanding that their schools divest from companies involved in Israel’s military.Like-minded protests against Israel’s actions have spread overseas, as well, with tensions flaring in front of Paris’ prestigious Sciences Po university yesterday as pro-Israeli protesters came to challenge pro-Palestinian students occupying the building.

After failing to squelch the protests two weeks ago, Columbia administrators have turned to negotiating with students, so far without success. The school has set two deadlines for an agreement this week — the latest at 4 am on Friday — both of which came and went without a deal being struck. The clash in Texas was one of many that broke out this week between demonstrators and police summoned by university leaders, who say encampments constitute unauthorised protests, jeopardise the safety of students, and at times, subject Jewish students to antisemitism and harassment.

Yesterday, about 200 protesters gathered at George Washington University, a few blocks from the White House, carrying “Free Palestine” posters, wearing black and white Palestinian keffiyehs and chanting slogans.

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