The revolt against moral confusion in the leadership of the Ivy League has accelerated following news Saturday that the Huntsman family, one of the biggest financial backers of the University of Pennsylvania, was ending its support of the school.
Ambassador Jon Huntsman Jr. issued a devastating statement, calling the school “deeply adrift in ways that make it almost unrecognizable.” The statement calls the university’s silence after Hamas’ attacks on Israel on October 7 “a new low” and declares, “Silence is antisemitism, and antisemitism is hate, the very thing higher ed was built to obviate.”
“Consequently,” continues the statement by Mr. Huntsman, former ambassador of America to both Russia and China, “Huntsman Foundation will close its checkbook on all future giving to Penn — something that has been a source of enormous pride for now three generations of graduates. My siblings join me in this rebuke.”
Penn is part of a broader revolt against the the pusillanimity of trustees and administrations of the Ivy League. At Harvard, billionaire Bill Ackman, an alumnus, is seeking to find out the names of students belonging to the campus organizations that side with Hamas against Israel. He wants to avoid hiring them.
Watching the Israel take down, I've seen what I call "yard darts" on fire raining down targets. They look
like 5 things on fire as they fall. It appears like they come from a shell that pops them loose high above ground.
Anyone know what they are? Is it some kind of cluster munition?