This is how it happened. First, an email to the CIJA.

"The hope is that through quiet discussion, top officials will realize that this appointment is academically unworthy, and that a public protest campaign will do major damage to the university in fundraising." #AzarovaAffair
CIJA then reaches out to Tax Court judge David Spiro to see whether he is willing to deliver the threat to UofT.
The documents, which you'll find here, reveal that CIJA supplied Spiro with a memorandum on Azarova for use during his conversation with the university. It contained information about her scholarship and public statements.…
And it worked. Obviously. Spiro warned that hiring Azarova would cause serious "reputational damage" to UofT and would negatively impact fundraising. This was conveyed to the Dean, who promptly folded by killing her hire.

Really, it's all very straightforward.
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