Columbia University cancels graduation ceremony after weeks of Gaza protests

The graduation ceremony of Columbia University, which was scheduled for May 15, has been cancelled due to the ongoing pro-Palestinian protests on the university campus.
Columbia University cancels graduation ceremony after weeks of Gaza protests
Anjali Raj / Jaano Junction

Columbia University on Monday cancelled its university-wide graduation ceremony in favour of smaller, school-based events after weeks of pro-Palestinian protests roiled the Ivy League School.

The pro-Palestine protests at Columbia University have been going on for a few days and have also triggered similar demonstrations at dozens of universities around the US.

Also Read
Violent protests at US universities over Gaza war, hundreds arrested at Columbia
Columbia University cancels graduation ceremony after weeks of Gaza protests

Earlier this week, the New York Police arrested several people on charges of burglary and trespassing, including at least 30 students, alumni, and Columbia employees, dismantling protest encampments that had garnered widespread attention.

Source: India Today

Stay connected to Jaano Junction on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Koo. Listen to our Podcast on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

Related Stories

No stories found.
logo
Jaano Junction
www.jaanojunction.com