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After accusations of anti-Semitism: Stay or go? – TU President to decide for herself

After accusations of anti-Semitism: Stay or go? – TU President to decide for herself

TU President Geraldine Rauch is under criticism for liking anti-Semitic posts on platform X. A committee has now not voted on her continued employment.

According to the Academic Senate of the Technical University of Berlin, the controversial President of the Technical University, Geraldine Rauch, should decide for herself by tomorrow evening whether she wants to stay at the university or not. The committee did not vote today on Rauch’s future, said the head of the committee, Annette Hiller, after the four-and-a-half-hour meeting.

Instead, the 25 members were asked to give their opinion on whether Rauch should stay at the university or not. This opinion was communicated to the president and the decision as to whether she wanted to stay at the university or not was placed in her hands.

Rauch now has 24 hours to comment. Tomorrow the committee’s opinion in the opinion poll will be made public, said a spokeswoman. The Academic Senate is made up of university lecturers, academic staff, students and employees in technology, service and administration.

Likes on X: She did not look closely at the photos

Rauch is under criticism for liking anti-Semitic posts on the platform X. In particular, this involved a post with photos of demonstrators holding up a picture of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a swastika painted on it.

The university president apologized for liking the post and explained that they liked it because of its text and did not look closely at the image posted underneath. The author of the tweet stated that the images showed Turkish demonstrators calling for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

Source: Stern

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