Dr. Claudine Gay, the head (president) of Harvard, one of the best universities in the world, has resigned due to allegations of plagiarism. This information was reported in the report of the news agency Reuters.
It is said that Gay came under fire from Harvard’s Jewish community and some members of the US Congress for anti-Semitic activities on the Harvard campus. He also participated in the hearing in the US Congress on December 5.
US congressional hearings criticized the university’s initial response to the October 7 Hamas attack on Israel. About 1,200 people were killed in Israel in that attack. Since then, Israel has been attacking Gaza for more than 12 weeks. More than 22,000 Palestinians have been killed.
According to the New York Times, Dr. Claudine Gay published a research paper in 1997. According to university authorities, in this study they found two examples of ‘duplicate language without proper analysis.’
Gay is Harvard’s first black president in its 338-year history. In his resignation letter, Gay said he had been the victim of personal threats and racial animosity.
The Harvard Corporation said in an email that they are accepting Gere’s resignation with regret. He will be replaced by Alan Garber.
Regarding Ger’s resignation, Israel’s Foreign Minister Israel Katz said, “Hopefully, the glorious Harvard University will learn from this incident.”
Harvard is a private university in Boston, USA. But it receives hundreds of millions of dollars in aid from the government every year. The university has its own assets of $50 billion.