'This is what you get for $73,600-a-year at Harvard' Billionaire Bill Ackman ... trends now
Hedge fund billionaire Bill Ackman has continued to slam his alma-mater Harvard University, accusing the school and its president of turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism on campus in the wake of Hamas' barbaric assault on Israel in October.
On Sunday, Ackman, 57, posted a video showing a pro-Palestinian student disrupting a class with a bullhorn, ranting about Harvard's apparent role in supporting Israel and chanting: 'Free free Palestine.'
'This is what you get for $73,600/year at @Harvard,' Ackman wrote in the caption. The Pershing Square Capital Management founder, who has a net worth of $3.8 billion, graduated with a degree in social studies from Harvard in 1988 and later attained an MBA in 1992.
The school's official rule book bans the disruption of classes and is 'regarded as unacceptable obstruction of the essential processes of the University.'
This weekend saw a mob of University of Pennsylvania students chanting 'intifada,' meaning 'uprising,' through the streets. Ackman too posted that video which was accompanied by the caption: 'Stop telling American Jews not to worry.'
The invading protester accused Harvard of being complicit in 'genocide' taking place in Gaza
The school's official rule book bans the disruption of classes and is 'regarded as unacceptable obstruction of the essential processes of the University
'This is what you get for $73,600/year at @Harvard,' alumnus Bill Ackman quipped in posting the video over the weekend
Ackman, who has a net worth of $3.8 billion, graduated from Harvard in 1988 with a degree in social studies
Meanwhile, campus Jewish student organization, Harvard Hillel, said in an Instagram post that students were disrupted in classes by protesters who made calls to 'globalize the intifada' and for the elimination of Israel 'from the river to the sea.'
'These calls for genocide and anti-Jewish violence throughout the world represent antisemitic speech and are not protected by the University's community standards,' the Hillel statement read.
Last week, Ackman took aim at Harvard President Claudine Gray over her 'failed leadership' and called the decision not to attend an 'insult'. Ackman, 57, offered to fly Gay to Washington D.C. immediately after the documentary is screened at Harvard, where she is due to testify to Congress about the explosion in anti-Semitism at the college.
After posting the video, Ackman posted an open letter to Gray on X. ' Years ago, Harvard stopped being a place where all perspectives were welcome. Harvard is a place where loud, hate-filled protests appear to be encouraged, but where faculty and students can't share points of view that are inconsistent with the accepted narrative on campus,' he wrote in part.
Ackman went on to describe the curriculum as following 'the same playbook ideology. Ideology poses as coursework.'
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