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"We are pleased that the U.S. Department of Education has decided to end its review without finding any wrongdoing by NYU. NYU has long been understood as a place that is welcoming to and supportive of members of the Jewish community. For that reason, the university has gladly agreed to several steps that would bolster our longstanding commitment to opposing and responding to anti-Semitism.

“NYU agreed to revise its policies to prohibit discrimination in line with section 2.a.i of the Executive Order on Combating Anti-Semitism of December 11, 2019. As part of the agreement, we also agreed to probhibit discrimination on the bases of shared ancestry and ethnic characteristics, which would include anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. 

"NYU will not use the examples of anti-Semitism cited in section 2.a.ii to implement its new policies. Instead, it will devise its own examples to implement the new policies and, in a statement, will affirm its long-held commitment to academic freedom and free speech.

"Anti-Semitism is vile, and its renewed spread in recent years defies both decency and understanding. It is at odds with the values of the NYU community, and we should all be joined in common cause against it. Anti-Semitism's resurgence reminds us that there is a need for constant vigilance and effort in combating hate of all kinds.”


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