Claudine Gay resigns from Harvard

 

January 12, 2024

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Claudine Gay, president of Harvard University, testifies before the House Education and Workforce Committee on December 5, 2023, in Washington, DC.

(JTA) – Harvard University President Claudine Gay has resigned in the wake of plagiarism allegations and months-long criticism of her response to allegations of antisemitism at the school. 

Gay is the second Ivy League university president to step down following congressional testimony on campus antisemitism last month that drew intense criticism. University of Pennsylvania President Liz Magill resigned her post on Dec. 9.

Gay had also faced criticism over the school's initial statement on Hamas' Oct. 7 invasion of Israel. Critics called the statement tepid, particularly in the wake of a...



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