Harvard, after an avalanche of criticism, the president resigns: all the controversy

The president of Harvard University, Claudine Gay, will resign in the next few hours, following accusations of plagiarism in the content of her academic work and protests against her refusal to condemn the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7, 2019. last year, in particular the content of a congressional hearing on anti-Semitism last December.

Her tenure as the first African-American woman at the head of the university was the shortest in the history of the American Ivy League university, six months and two days. The announcement will be made today by the Corporation, the university’s governing body that just three weeks ago expressed support for Gay’s statements before a House Committee. Gay is also expected to make a statement regarding her resignation. “Anti-Semitic rhetoric, when it turns into bullying, abuse and intimidation, is conduct that must be taken action against and we do so,” he told Congress, after explaining that calling for the “genocide of the Jews” violates the rules of the university “but it depends on the context”. Gay is a scholar of political science, gender and race.

Source: IL Tempo