The university said in a statement posted online that the decision had been made after a discussion between Ali and university President Frederick Lawrence.She has released a statement in response, noting her shock at the situation. Watch her appearance on The Kelly File from last night. This would be a great topic for discussion for our NeW chapters. And don't forget about the controversy at Rutgers earlier this year when some faculty opposed Condoleezza Rice as the commencement speaker."She is a compelling public figure and advocate for women's rights, and we respect and appreciate her work to protect and defend the rights of women and girls throughout the world," said the university's statement. "That said, we cannot overlook certain of her past statements that are inconsistent with Brandeis University's core values."
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