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Lawsuit Against a Pennsylvania University Accuses the School of Antisemitism

A new lawsuit accuses Carnegie Mellon University of discrimination and antisemitism.

“Our client is determined to shed a light on what happened to her. She has been victimized by an intentional campaign to discriminate against her,” said Brooke Goldstein, the founder and executive director of Lawfare Project, who is behind the lawsuit.

According to the complaint, Yael Canaan attended the School of Architecture from 2018 to 2023. The school is being accused of creating a hostile environment by allowing harassment and bigotry.

One example in the lawsuit claims Canaan asked for a homework extension to attend a memorial on CMU’s campus for the Tree of Life synagogue victims in 2018, but it was denied without explanation.

Her attorneys told KDKA-TV’s Mamie Bah that Canaan also dealt with antisemitic remarks from faculty and was discouraged from filing an official complaint.

Responding to the recent lawsuit, Carnegie Mellon University said in a statement, “We are steadfast in our commitment to create and nurture a welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment where all students can reach their potential and thrive. We take any allegations of mistreatment or harassment seriously. We have just received notice of this lawsuit and we will evaluate and respond to it.”

Source: https://www.cbsnews.com/pittsburgh/news/lawsuit-filed-against-carnegie-mellon-university-student-alleging-antisemitism-and-discrimination/