Harvard President Claudine Gay Resigns amid Deepening Plagiarism Scandal

Harvard President Claudine Gay resigned on Tuesday, following antisemitism scandals at the Ivy League university, a disastrous congressional testimony, and scores of plagiarism allegations being unearthed in recent months. Her six month tenure marks the shortest tenure in Harvard’s history.

Gay’s resignation — just six months and two days into her presidency — makes her tenure as president the shortest in Harvard’s history, according to a report by the Harvard Crimson. According to a letter released by the Harvard Corporation, Provost and Chief Academic Officer Alan M. Garber will take over as interim president.

Gay informed the Harvard community of her resignation in an email that says it has been “frightening to be subjected to personal attacks and threats fueled by racial animus.”

Read her resignation letter below:

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