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Protest encampment at University Yard in support of Palestinians in Gaza

Commencement Ceremonies on US Campuses Roiled by Protests Over the Israel-Hamas War

As many campuses have been roiled by protests over the Israel-Hamas war, some school administrations have taken steps to contain disruptions during commencement.

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Low Memorial Library at Columbia University in New York City, April 14, 2021.

Columbia Cancels Main Commencement After Weeks of Pro-Palestinian Protests

Noting that the past few weeks have been “incredibly difficult” for the community, the school said in its announcement that it made the decision after discussions with students.

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College students protest on University of Michigan campus

Universities Take Steps To Prevent Pro-Palestinian Protest Disruptions of Graduation

Colleges are hiring extra security, screening attendees at venues and emphasizing that significant disruptions by pro-Palestinian protesters won’t be tolerated.

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