Northwestern’s Latest Excuse

February 23, 2024
Contact: Avi D. Gordon, Executive Director Alums for Campus Fairness
917-332-1185, [email protected] 

Rather than make a sincere effort to protect Jewish students at Northwestern, President Michael Schill is doubling down on his efforts to protect those discriminating against them. Schill’s latest attempt at damage control comes in the form of a “President’s Advisory Committee on Free Expression and Institutional Speech.”

Free speech is an essential pillar of the academy. It doesn’t include the right to harass Jews. Institutions cannot be neutral on antisemitism and still comply with their obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

By refusing to define antisemitism, Schill continues to fuel the already dangerous levels of discrimination and discriminatory harassment against Jewish and Israeli students. Alumni will continue to speak out until he takes meaningful action to end the antisemitism crisis at Northwestern.

About ACF: Alums for Campus Fairness (ACF) leverages the unique power of alumni to combat antisemitism on college campuses. ACF helps organize and cultivate alumni chapters for colleges and universities across the country, equipping members with tools, tactics, and training to proactively engage with administrators. Learn more at