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The Scholar Everyone Sought: Claudine Gay, Harvard’s Next President

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay will make history on July 1, when she will become the first person of color and only the second woman to lead America’s oldest institution of higher education. But despite Gay’s historic appointment, many of her colleagues and friends say they were unsurprised by her selection to Harvard’s top post.

Audience at Claudine Gay President Announcement
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Audience at Claudine Gay President Announcement

Harvard Graduate School of Education Dean Bridget T. Long, center, and other audience members cheer as Dean of the Faculty Claudine Gay is announced as Harvard's next president.

Claudine Gay Greeted As Next President
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Claudine Gay Greeted As Next President

Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard's 30th president Thursday afternoon in the Smith Campus Center.

Tracy Palandjian '93 and William Lee '72 at Claudine Gay President Announcement
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Tracy Palandjian '93 and William Lee '72 at Claudine Gay President Announcement

Penny Pritzker '81 Introduces Claudine Gay as Harvard's 30th President
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Penny Pritzker '81 Introduces Claudine Gay as Harvard's 30th President

Harvard Corporation Senior Fellow Penny S. Pritzker '81 speaks at the Smith Campus Center on Thursday.

Penny Pritzker '81 Welcomes Claudine Gay
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Penny Pritzker '81 Welcomes Claudine Gay

Katherine O’Dair at Claudine Gay President Announcement
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Katherine O’Dair at Claudine Gay President Announcement

Claudine Gay Introduced as Harvard's 30th President
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Claudine Gay Introduced as Harvard's 30th President

Larry and Adele Bacow at Claudine Gay President Announcement
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Larry and Adele Bacow at Claudine Gay President Announcement

Claudine Gay Introduced as Harvard's Next President
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Claudine Gay Introduced as Harvard's Next President

Claudine Gay Speaks to Crowd in Smith Center
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Claudine Gay Speaks to Crowd in Smith Center

Claudine Gay will serve as the 30th president of Harvard University.

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President Claudine Gay Gives Address

Claudine Gay will serve as the 30th president of Harvard University.

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Claudine Gay Remarks

Claudine Gay was announced as the 30th president of Harvard at a Smith Center event on Thursday afternoon. She will succeed Lawrence S. Bacow, pictured in the foreground alongside his wife, Adele F. Bacow.

Claudine Gay Welcomed as Harvard's Next President
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Claudine Gay Welcomed as Harvard's Next President

Claudine Gay will serve as the 30th president of Harvard University.

Claudine Gay Addresses Crowd at President Announcement
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Claudine Gay Addresses Crowd at President Announcement

Claudine Gay was announced as Harvard's 30th president just after 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

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