Two major philanthropists have suspended their donations to Rutgers University over the school’s apathy toward anti-Semitism on campus.
The Eva and Marvin Schlanger Family Foundation said it is no longer giving money to the couple’s alma mater due to its indifference of discrimination against Jews on campus, noting one ongoing incident in particular.
Yoel Ackerman, who intermittently writes articles for The Lakewood Scoop and is now a first-year student at Rutgers Law School, complained about a video shared by the Rutgers Student Bar Association which was filled with lies about what sparked the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. In response to his protest, the SBA launched an investigation into Ackerman, with attempts to have him impeached for “defamation” and “disorderly conduct.”
Meanwhile, Rutgers has allowed pro-Palestinian students to hold “resistance” rallies and special classes in which they accuse Israel of genocide and justify Hamas’ terrorism, including its barbaric Oct. 7 attack.
“Palestinian students also kicked over Jewish memorial candles that were crafted as a Star of David and placed outside the Rutgers campus,” Ackerman told Lakewood Alerts. Shamefully, Rutgers administrators did nothing about that either.
Marvin and Eva Schlanger said Ackerman’s story prompted them to suspend donations to the university, whose administrators have remained silent in the face of the antisemitism Ackerman is undergoing.