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Opinion | Former Harvard President Claudine Gay: This Is About More Than My Mistakes

On Tuesday, I made the wrenching but necessary decision to resign as Harvard’s president. For weeks, both I and the institution to which I’ve devoted my professional life have been under attack. My character and intelligence have been impugned. My commitment to fighting antisemitism has been questioned. My inbox has been flooded with invective, including […]

Claudine Gay Resigns as Harvard President After Plagiarism Charges

Harvard’s president, Claudine Gay, announced her resignation on Tuesday, after her presidency had become engulfed in crisis over accusations of plagiarism and what some called her insufficient response to antisemitism on campus after the Hamas-led attacks on Israel on Oct. 7. In announcing she would step down immediately, Dr. Gay, Harvard’s first Black president and […]

Opinion | Claudine Gay and the Limits of Social Engineering at Harvard

I had written and filed a column about Harvard and its president, Claudine Gay, when news of her resignation broke on Tuesday afternoon after fresh allegations of plagiarism in her published work. I’d like to record what I wrote: “Cancel culture is always ugly and usually a mistake. If Gay is to go, let it […]

Claudine Gay Turmoil Forces Harvard’s Secretive ‘Corporation’ Into Spotlight

On Tuesday, the day before Harvard acknowledged more problems with its president’s scholarly work, two members of its governing body sat in a private dining room at Bar Enza, a popular Cambridge restaurant, and faced a grilling. It was an exceedingly rare opportunity for a small group of prominent academics to speak directly to members […]

Harvard Finds More Instances of ‘Duplicative Language’ in Claudine Gay’s Work

Harvard University, in the face of mounting questions over possible plagiarism in the scholarly work of its president, Claudine Gay, said on Wednesday that it had found two additional instances of insufficient citation in her work. The issues were found in Dr. Gay’s 1997 doctoral dissertation, in which Harvard said it had found two examples […]

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