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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns Amidst Scandals and Plagiarism Allegations


January 11, 2024

Claudine Gay, Harvard's first Black President

Harvard President Claudine Gay has resigned, making her tenure the shortest in the university's history. The decision comes after just six months and two days in office, amidst mounting allegations of plagiarism and criticism over her handling of antisemitism issues on campus.

Harvard University spokesperson Jonathan L. Swain declined to comment on Gay's decision, but Harvard's official student newspaper confirmed the move.

The first Black president in the storied university's nearly 400-year history, Gay faced scrutiny over various incidents, including the administration's response to the...

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