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Wife of Investor Who Pushed for Harvard President’s Exit Is Accused of Plagiarism

Accusations of plagiarism appear to be the newest weapon in the raging battle over the leadership and direction of elite universities. For weeks, William Ackman, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has campaigned on social media against Claudine Gay, who resigned as Harvard’s president amid accusations of plagiarizing other scholars and of not taking a strong […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bill Ackman’s Campaign Against Harvard Followed Years of Resentment

In the two-month battle over the fate of Harvard’s president, the billionaire investor William A. Ackman has cast himself as a protector of Jewish students and the standard-bearer for people who believe colleges have fostered a hostile atmosphere for critics of liberal orthodoxy. But behind his anger are personal grievances that predate the uproar that […]

One Law Firm Prepared Both Penn and Harvard for Hearing on Antisemitism

At a congressional hearing on Tuesday, the leaders of Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology gave carefully worded — and seemingly evasive — answers to the question of whether they would discipline students who called for the genocide of Jews. The intense criticism that followed led many to wonder: Who […]

Harvard President Apologizes for Congressional Testimony on Antisemitism

Harvard’s president apologized for her testimony before Congress about how she responded to antisemitism on campus — another sign that the controversy over her remarks and similar comments by the presidents of M.I.T. and the University of Pennsylvania was not going away. “I am sorry,” Claudine Gay, Harvard’s president, said in an interview that the […]

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