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Gay keeps $900K annual salary despite resigning as Harvard president after evidence of serial plagiarism emerges – NaturalNews.com

Written by on 06/01/2024



Gay keeps $900K annual salary despite resigning as Harvard president after evidence of serial plagiarism emerges

Outgoing Harvard University President Claudine Gay gets to keep earning nearly $900,000 per year, even after stepping down from her position due to her plagiarism scandal and allegations of insufficient response to antisemitism.

Reviews by Harvard found multiple shortcomings in Gay’s academic citations, including several instances of “duplicative language.” While the university concluded the errors “were not considered intentional or reckless” and didn’t rise to misconduct, the allegations persisted. (Related: ‘Diversity hire’ Harvard president Claudine Gay plagiarized PhD dissertation: report.)

“It is with a heavy heart, but a deep love for Harvard, that I write to share that I will be stepping down as president,” she wrote in a letter to the Harvard community. “After consultation with members of the Corporation, it has become clear that it is in the best interests of Harvard for me to resign so that our community can navigate this moment of extraordinary challenge with a focus on the institution rather than any individual.” While Gay did not indicate the exact date when she plans to formally step down, she described the decision as “difficult beyond words.”

The political science professor was reported to return to a position on the school’s faculty. Her new position was not specified, but she is expected to receive a salary comparable to what she previously received, if not higher, the New York Post reported. She earned $879,079 as a faculty of arts and sciences dean in 2021 and $824,068 in 2020 before she assumed office six months ago, according to records published by the university. Her predecessor Lawrence Bacow pulled in $1.3 million annually before his departure, according to the student newspaper Harvard Crimson.

Meanwhile, Alan M. Garber – who currently serves as provost and chief academic officer – will serve as interim president until the school selects a new chief, officials said.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), a Harvard graduate, condemned the decision of the academic institution to allow her to remain on the faculty. She argued that Gay’s plagiarism charges are an indelible stain that mars the school’s legitimacy.

“She is not fit to be a faculty member,” Stefanik told the Post. “It is unacceptable when you have students at Harvard who would be expelled for plagiarism to allow a faculty member who has nearly 50 examples of plagiarism in their very slim body of academic work. It’s absurd and everybody knows it. Harvard knows it too.”

Gay: Congress’ invitation to testify on antisemitism “a well-laid trap”

After the controversial resignation, the first Black president of Harvard and one with the shortest tenure in the university’s 388-year history warned that the tactics used against her were “merely a single skirmish in a broader war to unravel public faith in pillars of American society.” The New York Times quoted her on Wednesday, one day after she stepped down: “Trusted institutions of all types – from public health agencies to news organizations – will continue to fall victim to coordinated attempts to undermine their legitimacy and ruin their leaders’ credibility.”

Gay argued that her invitation to testify to Congress about antisemitism on elite college campuses had been “a well-laid trap” and that the campaign against her by the right-wingers “was about more than one university and one leader.” Gay warned: “For the opportunists driving cynicism about our institutions, no single victory or toppled leader exhausts their zeal.”

She said she regretted not speaking forcefully enough against antisemitism on campus in Congressional remarks that had sparked bipartisan backlash, writing: “I should have stated more forcefully what all people of good conscience know: Hamas is a terrorist organization that seeks to eradicate the Jewish state” and that she had “neglected to clearly articulate that calls for the genocide of Jewish people are abhorrent and unacceptable and that I would use every tool at my disposal to protect students from that kind of hate.”

Visit CampusInsanity.com to read more stories related to America’s education system.

Watch this video about Gay’s resignation and how the left cult blames it on “racism,” instead of her decision to lie and commit plagiarism.

This video is from the NewsClips channel on Brighteon.com.

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Wikipedia does fire drill to downplay Harvard’s Gay plagiarism/antisemitism scandal.

Sources include:

NYPost.com

Edition.CNN.com

TheGuardian.com

Brighteon.com



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