Columbia Tells Student They Won’t Acknowledge Revised Statement In Mass Email

Aaron Bandler

Jewish Journal

Tue Oct 30 2018

...One Columbia student who criticized the initial statement, Gidon Halbfinger, told Goldberg in an email obtained by the Journal that while he appreciated the revision, it’s “mostly meaningless if no update is sent out to the campus community.”

“The Jewish students who received this email today are hurt and confused, and await an explicit message of embrace and comfort from Columbia,” Halbfinger wrote.

Goldberg replied to Halbfinger in an email, “It is important to make explicit the anti-Semitism here, which we did as quickly as possible. While we will not send the revised message as a large-scale email, we have publicized it widely, including to the [Columbia Daily] Spectator.”

However, sources at the Spectator say that the university never sent them the revised statement....

Columbia Tells Student They Won’t Acknowledge Revised Statement In Mass Email

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