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Ousted UPenn President to Keep Salary & Benefits Without Having to Work

By

Nick Baker

December 11, 2023

The former president of the University of Pennsylvania, who was forced to resign following her appalling refusal to state that calls for Jewish genocide violate the institution’s policies, will reportedly be allowed to keep a salary and benefits without having to do any work.

According to an announcement of Liz Magill’s resignation that was sent to students, faculty, and staff over the weekend, “She will remain a tenured faculty member at Penn Carey Law.”

Despite her retained faculty role, a search of the disgraced administrator’s name through the UPenn course catalog for the coming semester returns a “no results found” alert.

According to UPenn’s most recent IRS Form 990 for 2022, Magill’s predecessor raked in nearly $23 million each year. Due to the short length of her tenure as president, is not clear how much Magill was making, or how much of that amount she will continue to make in her new role.

A spokeswoman for UPenn declined the New Guard’s request for further information, stating that the university does not comment on personnel matters.

This is far from the first time that UPenn has facilitated a get-paid-to-do-nothing scheme. Just last week, Magill was grilled by House Education and Workforce Committee conservatives for paying President Joe Biden $400,000 per year to serve as a “professor of practice” without actually teaching any courses.

Even if Magill were to take on the true duties of a faculty member, it’s hard to imagine that Jewish and Israeli students would feel comfortable in her classroom after her disgraceful congressional testimony – in which she went so far as to suggest that threats of genocide would need to “become conduct” before the school would be willing to take any disciplinary action.

The president’s decision to resign can likely be attributed to a major UPenn donor, Ross Stevens, who threatened to pull his $100 million donation unless she stepped down. The New Guard sent an email to Mr. Stevens’ office requesting his thoughts on Magill’s continuing role with the university. This article will be updated accordingly.

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