Northwestern student newspaper covers AIM push for university president’s resignation

May 28, 2024

By Accuracy In Media

University President Michael Schill tried to walk a thin line in his remarks before Congress. He still faces dissatisfaction from dueling camps.

Facing tough questions from lawmakers about his response to pro-Palestinian activism, University President Michael Schill attempted to perform a balancing act during his Thursday morning testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce on Capitol Hill.

Schill doubled down on his commitment to fighting antisemitism on campus while also defending his decision to peacefully deescalate the pro-Palestinian activism on Deering Meadow.

Two weeks after declaring in a Chicago Tribune op-ed that “University presidents are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the wave of protests and tent encampments on our campuses,” Schill is encountering growing dissatisfaction from dueling camps who see his rhetoric and behavior as overly acquiescent in the face of increasing pressure.

Outside interest groups including conservative news watchdog Accuracy in Media and pro-Israel group StandWithUs have called for Schill’s resignation in the wake of the agreement — with Jewish nonprofit advocacy group Alums for Campus Fairness joining the growing list following Schill’s testimony. Still, there have been no public indications that he will take such an action.

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