Free Beacon Jessica Costescu

Jessica Costescu is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. She graduated from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a major in International Politics and a concentration in Foreign Policy. She also holds an Associate Degree in Administration of Justice from Cypress College. She can be reached at

Manhattan DA Drops Charges Against 30 Columbia Protesters Arrested Over Campus Building Occupation

Prosecutor cites lack of evidence, lack of criminal history, and internal discipline at Columbia in decision to dismiss trespassing cases

June 20, 2024

MacKenzie Scott Gives Millions to Philly Nonprofit Tied to Anti-Israel Penn Encampment

Bread & Roses Community Fund, flush with cash from Bezos's ex-wife, honors Philly Palestine Coalition with 'Victory is Ours Award'

June 19, 2024

Scholar Who Accused Israel of Genocide Will No Longer Lead University of Minnesota Holocaust Center—But May Become Professor as Consolation Prize

Following intense pressure, school pauses search for Holocaust center director until 2025-26 academic year

June 14, 2024

Harvard Student Facing Criminal Charges for Accosting Israeli Classmate Lands Job in DC Public Defender's Office

'Thank you for your commitment to our clients, Ibrahim!' says public defender's office

June 11, 2024

He Accused Israel of Genocide Days After Oct. 7. The University of Minnesota Tapped Him To Lead Its Genocide Studies Center.

University's appointment of Raz Segal prompted resignations from two Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies advisory board members

June 10, 2024

Columbia Law Review Board Buckles to Student Editors and Publishes Controversial Article

'Nakba' piece that said Jews 'capitalized on the Holocaust' subverted standard editing process

June 6, 2024

Controversial Columbia Law Review Article Subverted Standard Editing Process

Atypical editing process excluded Jewish students and led to board intervention

June 5, 2024

Columbia University Settles Lawsuit With Jewish Student Over Unsafe Environment

University agrees to provide ‘walking escorts’ and designate a ‘Safe Passage Liaison’ as part of settlement

June 4, 2024