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Senate Republicans Press Cardona to Act Promptly to Combat Antisemitism

Senate Republicans are urging Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to take prompt action to combat antisemitism on college campuses. They criticized the protests at Columbia University and other colleges where Jewish students were allegedly intimidated and antisemitic phrases were chanted. The senators called for more immediate actions, such as pulling federal funding from colleges that fail to address the problem and ensuring college leaders protect students from discrimination. Cardona stated that if a school refuses to comply with Title VI, federal funds would be removed, but this would involve a lengthy process. The hearing also touched on the botched rollout of the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the new Title IX regulations. Republican senators criticized the FAFSA rollout and questioned Cardona about the changes

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