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Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns Amid Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard University President Claudine Gay has announced her resignation following scrutiny of her academic record, including numerous allegations of plagiarism in her published works.


Gay is stepping down after only six months in the position, the shortest tenure for any Harvard president. I Photo: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard Public Affairs and Communications 



Six instances of plagiarism were recently uncovered by Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium, as reported by Robby Soave for Reason.com.


The allegations are considered very serious and have prompted numerous commentators, including Harvard students, to call for accountability. Even The Harvard Crimson's editorial board, while expressing support for Gay, acknowledged her plagiarism and criticized the university's inadequate investigation.



Reuters, in a report by Gabriella Borter and Doina Chiacu on Jan. 3, stated that Gay would step down after only six months in the position, making it the shortest tenure for any Harvard president.


Her resignation was marred by allegations of plagiarism and backlash over her congressional testimony about antisemitism on campus.


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Gay faced pressure to resign from Harvard's Jewish community and some members of Congress over her comments at the Dec. 5 congressional hearing. Additionally, she faced several allegations of plagiarism for her academic work in recent months.


Root magazine, a Black publication, criticized Gay for the removal of two Black professors from Harvard, an institution with only 6% Black students, as revealed by the Associated Press (AP).




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