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At Columbia… that’s all, folx!

21 April 2024

5:02 AM

21 April 2024

5:02 AM

Undoubtedly the best moment in the testimony of Minouche Shafik, the President Columbia University, before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week was elicited by Representative Jim Banks. Why, he wanted to know, was the word “folks” spelled “folx” throughout an official guidebook for the School of Social Work?

Shafik coyly suggested that perhaps the authors did not know how to spell, which might well be the case.

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