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■ Rutgers University President Jonathan Holloway apologized for denouncing “the sharp rise in hostile sentiments and anti-Semitic violence in the United States.” After criticism from pro-Palestinia­n students, Holloway issued “An Apology,” pledging that future statements would be more “sensitive and balanced.”

Then Holloway issued a third statement, clarifying that “we have not, nor would we ever, apologize for standing against anti-Semitism.”

■ As part of its effort to combat “systemic racism,” Princeton University no longer will require students majoring in Classics to study Latin or Greek. Department officials said dropping the requiremen­t will promote “inclusion.” Alumnus J. David Garmon likened the move to “an engineerin­g department abandoning mathematic­s and physics.”

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