By Staff Reporter of the Sun
The next round of controversy at Columbia will involve remarks of a dean who says that Hitler would have been welcome on Morningside Heights if he would take questions from students.
By ANNIE KARNI
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As Columbia University prepares to welcome President Ahmadinejad to its Morningside Heights campus Monday afternoon, elected officials and Jewish leaders are urging the university to withdraw its invitation, some students are threatening to boycott the university for a week, and some faculty are calling the event an "embarrassing moment" for Columbia.
A broad coalition of student groups, including Jewish groups and the college Republicans, yesterday were busy organizing a peaceful rally on Low Plaza in the center of campus for Monday. "Students are outraged, everyone's talking about it," a sophomore at Columbia, Emily Steinberger, said. A petition was also circulating yesterday among students and faculty members urging participation in a week-long boycott of classes.