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### Exclusive: Department of Education Probes Youngstown’s Handling of Anti-Semitic Incidents

The Department of Education has initiated a probe into Youngstown State University regarding its alleged inaction towards anti-Semitism on campus.

The inquiry, instigated by Dr. Zachary Marschall, Editor-in-Chief of Campus Reform, referenced incidents at Youngstown State subsequent to the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel on October 7, 2023.

On October 19, 2023, Tala Alsharif, President of Youngstown State University Students for Justice in Palestine, opted not to denounce Hamas during an interview.

Instead, Alsharif criticized the “violence” perpetrated by Israel against Palestinians.

Alsharif stated, “Hamas does not possess a milit[ary]– We don’t have– I’m not– I’m not here to support Hamas, okay? I’m just–I don’t understand what’s— why should I condemn anything?”

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights launched the investigation on Tuesday, the thirteenth notification Marschall received regarding his Title VI complaints with the Office for Civil Rights.

The institutions under scrutiny include Ivy League schools Brown University and Princeton University, along with Arizona State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Indiana State University Bloomington, Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, Temple University, SUNY Binghamton, Swarthmore College, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Wisconsin.