Friday, October 27, 2017

Marcus Nominated For Department of Education Civil Rights Post

The White House yesterday announced that President Trump will nominate Kenneth L. Marcus as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Department of Education  Marcus is president of the Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, an organization devoted to combating anti-Semitism on college campuses. According to the Chronicle of Higher Education:
Mr. Marcus, who is also a visiting professor of equality and justice at Baruch College of the City University of New York, served under President George W. Bush as acting assistant secretary for civil rights, leading the Office for Civil Rights, or OCR. Since leaving the department, Mr. Marcus has been an outspoken critic of anti-Semitism on campuses. He previously served as director of the Initiative on Anti-Semitism at the Institute for Marcus Jewish and Community Research, in San Francisco.