Who is Elom Tettey-Tamaklo? filmed assaulting Israeli student on campus

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Who is Elom Tettey-Tamaklo? filmed assaulting Israeli student on campus

A biography of Elom Tettey-Tamaklo is no longer available from the Dean of Students Office.
As a student of divinity school, he shares a residence with university students, overseeing them.
During a pro-Palestinian demonstration, Tettey-Tamaklo and others were seen on camera assaulting and pushing an Israeli student.

The biography of a graduate student and first-year proctor who was seen on camera challenging an Israeli student during last week’s campus demonstration has been deleted by Harvard University. This decision is made concurrently with the university’s declaration that a task group would be established to help student demonstrators whose names were made public after they blamed Israel for Hamas’ terrorist acts on October 7.

Who is Elom Tettey-Tamaklo?

The biography of Elom Tettey-Tamaklo, a divinity school student who acts as a proctor and supervisor of undergraduate students living together, is no longer available on the Dean of Students Office website. The video shows Tettey-Tamaklo and other others assaulting and shoving an Israeli student during a pro-Palestinian demonstration. Those wearing keffiyehs encircled the Israeli student and violently attacked him, yelling “SHAME!”

It’s still unclear whether Tettey-Tamaklo requested that his information be removed, if Harvard took the initiative to preserve his privacy, or if he was fired from his proctor role. First-year students overseen by Tettey-Tamaklo have not gotten any updates on his job, according to a Harvard student with knowledge of the matter who spoke with the Washington Free Beacon. Madeleine Currie, a resident dean of first-year students, did not reply to calls for comment.

Although Harvard has not yet addressed the harassment of a student in public, the institution has made a strong opposition to the public release of the names of student protestors. Thomas Dunne, the dean of students, called this kind of revelation a “repugnant assault on our community.”

Inquiries concerning whether his task force would provide assistance to the students in the Free Beacon video or whether Harvard intended to discipline them were not answered by Dunne, who is in charge of the university’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

Notable Harvard Business School alums have criticized Tettey-Tamaklo for her actions during the “die-in” protest. Five former students, among them billionaire businessman Seth Klarman and Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), chastised the institution in an open letter on Monday for what they saw as a failure to safeguard Jewish students, citing the “die-in” protest as proof.

The letter voiced concerns on the public recordings, citing in particular the recent violent event on the Harvard Business School campus that targeted an Israeli student, highlighting the violence and threats that pro-Palestinian groups have directed at Jewish and Israeli students. It expressed concerns about history repeating again and chastised the university’s administration for their lack of effective action.

Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Bridget Terry Long blamed “Hamas and the Israeli government” for the terrorist assault on the Jewish state that claimed the lives of at least 1,300 Israelis, including women and children. Later, Harvard President Claudine Gay released a statement expressing sorrow for the damage brought about by the Hamas assault, but she omitted to condemn student organizations that supported the terrorist organization.

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