Harvard president resigns, impact felt “around the globe”


Harvard University President Claudine Gay has resigned after six months in the role. The Hill reports that the announcement comes after two major controversial events: A House hearing on the topic of antisemitism on campus that involved Gay and two other university leaders, and accusations that Gay did not properly cite scholarly sources in her published research papers. Gay published an op-ed in the New York Times in which she discussed the “wrenching but necessary” decision to resign and described how she had received death threats and hate mail. Globe and Mail contributor David Shribman reports that Gay’s resignation is being felt around the world as the story reflects the challenges of being a college or university president in the 21st century.

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