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Despite Support From Corporation, Harvard President Gay Under Fire Over Plagiarism Allegations

Harvard President Claudine Gay is facing allegations of plagiarism after a report in the Washington Free Beacon on Monday and a Sunday post on Substack claimed she plagiarized portions of four academic works over 24 years, including her 1997 Ph.D. dissertation at Harvard.

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Harvard President Gay Traveled to Washington to Quell the Backlash. Her Testimony Only Made it Worse.

Harvard President Claudine Gay appeared before Congress Tuesday to quell the backlash against the University. Instead, the hearing ended with members of Congress demanding Gay’s resignation and the leadership of Harvard Hillel saying they don’t trust her to protect Jewish students at the University.

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Harvard President Claudine Gay Testifies Before Congress About Antisemitism on Campus

Harvard President Claudine Gay faced a barrage of tough — and at times aggressive — lines of questioning during the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hearing on antisemitism at college campuses on Tuesday.

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Five Takeaways from Harvard President Claudine Gay’s Testimony Before Congress

Harvard President Claudine Gay took the hot seat Tuesday and was grilled by lawmakers over her administration’s response to the Israel-Hamas war. Here are five takeaways from Gay’s testimony before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

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As It Happened: Harvard President Claudine Gay Testifies Before Congress on Antisemitism

Harvard President Claudine Gay gave her opening statement at the House Committee on Education and the Workforce Tuesday, acknowledging a “deeply concerning rise in antisemitism” on campus.

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Nearly Half of Surveyed Male Harvard Freshmen Interested in Joining Final Clubs, Other Social Orgs

Even though recruitment for Harvard’s exclusive social organizations — final clubs — generally takes place in a class’ sophomore fall, the topic is top of mind for a number of members of the Class of 2027.

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Harvard College Extends Task Force for Doxxed Students to End of November

Harvard College’s Dean of Students Office will extend its task force for doxxed students to Nov. 30, according to a Nov. 3 email obtained by The Crimson.

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Harvard Alumni Condemn University Leadership Following Viral Video of Confrontation at Pro-Palestine Protest

Prominent alumni condemned University leadership in recent weeks in the form of two open letters, both of which criticized administrators for failing to confront what one described as a “meteoric rise in antisemitism” on Harvard’s campus.

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Harvard College Dean Khurana Stresses Value of Intellectual Vitality, Condemns Doxxings Amid Campus Turmoil

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana condemned student doxxings and stressed the importance of free idea exchange amid a period of campus turmoil around the ongoing violence in Israel and Gaza in a Friday interview with The Crimson.

Dean of Harvard College Rakesh Khurana Interview in October 2023

Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana Discusses New ‘Restorative Justice’ Disciplinary Practices

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said in an interview earlier this month that the school has taken steps to integrate “restorative justice” into its disciplinary practices, a move that coincides with a downward trend in Administrative Board cases.

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Hundreds of Harvard Protesters Stage ‘Die-In’ to Demand End to Violence Following Gaza Hospital Blast

Hundreds of Harvard students and affiliates marched to Harvard Business School and staged a “die-in” Wednesday afternoon to demand an end to violence in Gaza and express solidarity with Palestine following the al-Ahli Baptist Hospital blast.

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‘Vibrant Again’: Lamont Cafe Reopens After Three-Year Hiatus

Harvard’s Lamont Cafe opened its doors Tuesday afternoon after a three-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic — the latest in a string of student-run campus eateries making their returns after pandemic closures.

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As Students Face Retaliation for Israel Statement, a ‘Doxxing Truck’ Displaying Students’ Faces Comes to Harvard’s Campus

A billboard truck drove through the streets surrounding Harvard’s campus Wednesday and Thursday, digitally displaying the names and faces of students allegedly affiliated with student groups that signed onto a controversial statement on Hamas’ attack on Israel.

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Harvard Students Doxxed, Groups Withdraw Signatures Amid Continued Backlash to Israel Statement

Amid continued national backlash, multiple Harvard student groups have withdrawn their signatures from a controversial statement calling Israel “entirely responsible” for the ongoing violence, and group members have faced doxxing attacks.

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Harvard Student Groups Face Intense Backlash for Statement Calling Israel ‘Entirely Responsible’ for Hamas Attack

Harvard student groups drew intense campus and national backlash over the weekend for signing onto a statement that they “hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence” in the wake of a deadly invasion of Israel by the Islamist militant group Hamas.