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Donors Stay Largely Silent Amid New Wave of Campus Protests

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Summary: Pro-Palestinian student protesters have been arrested at N.Y.U. and Yale, sparking concerns about antisemitism on college campuses. University administrators are struggling to restore calm amid heavy criticism from students and lawmakers. The involvement of wealthy donors, who played a part in causing leadership changes at University of Pennsylvania and Harvard last year, is being questioned. Other universities, such as Columbia, Harvard Yard, M.I.T., University of Michigan, and the University of California, Berkeley, have also experienced protests. Bob Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots and a donor to Columbia, expressed his concerns and hinted at withholding donations.