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Presidents Face Scrutiny for Involvement in Events Linked to Police Killings of Black Men

When protesters turned up at the student holiday party thrown by Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, she joined in (at least in part). The students wanted Penn to pay more to the City of Philadelphia for its public school system, which Gutmann declined to do, although she noted how much Penn does for the public schools. And the protesters wanted to stage a die-in, as many have been doing nationwide to draw attention to the way grand juries have declined to indict police officers who have killed unarmed black men.

Gutmann joined the die-in, and got down on the floor to fully participate for several minutes.

Not everyone on the Penn campus was pleased by her public stance.