Harvard President Claudine Gay to Remain in Role Following Controversial Congressional Testimony Regarding Anti-Semitism


Harvard has announced Claudine Gay will stay on as president despite her testimony before Congress last week in which she claimed that calling for the genocide of Jews would violate her school’s bullying and harassment policies “depending on the context.”

Harvard Board Stands By Gay

CNN reported the Harvard Corporation decided to allow Gay to keep her position despite widespread calls for her removal. The board affirmed support for her continued leadership of Harvard University, saying she is the right leader for the community to heal and address societal issues.

Rep. Elise Stefanik Fires Back

House GOP Conference Chair Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) blasted Harvard’s board for its “complete moral failure.” She criticized the leadership of Harvard for failing to condemn calls for genocide of the Jewish people.

University of Pennsylvania President Resigns

Liz Magill, who also testified before Congress last week, resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania over the weekend after receiving similar backlash to Gay.

In Conclusion

In the wake of Gay’s testimony, Harvard has lost a staggering $1 billion in donations. Despite the school board’s support, she is facing an uphill battle to win back the respect of many members of the Harvard community.