Columbia canceling graduation ceremony shows 'inmates are running the asylum'

By Olivia Smith | May 10, 2024

Security apprehensions

Following the announcement by Columbia University administrators that the main commencement ceremony would be canceled, several students at the university shared their perspectives with Fox News. 
 

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The decision was influenced by security apprehensions following disruptive anti-Israel demonstrations, as conveyed by a university representative to Fox News.
 

House Education & Workforce Committee

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A graduating senior, who previously spoke before the House Education & Workforce Committee regarding antisemitic disturbances, expressed her motivation to represent the shared concerns of the community and to encourage Columbia administrators to take action. "I think that [Columbia] has the potential to be the amazing institution that I know that it is," Yola Ashkenazie told Fox News.