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Investigation into Jonathan Yudelman video

May 8, 2024

Jonathan Yudelman is on leave from Arizona State University pending the outcome of an investigation into a video that began circulating this week, depicting an interaction that took place on the morning of Sunday, May 5.  He was placed on leave on Monday, May 6. As a result, he is not permitted to come to campus, teach classes, or interact with students or employees.  

Prior to May 5, Yudelman had already resigned his position at ASU, effective June 30, and he was not scheduled to teach any additional courses over the summer. The current investigation is being conducted consistent with the university’s procedures for employee discipline. ASU has also referred this matter, which took place on a city sidewalk, to the Tempe Police Department for a criminal investigation.

Arizona State University protects freedom of speech and expression but does not tolerate threatening or violent behavior. While peaceful protest is welcome, all incidents of violent or threatening behavior will be addressed.