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Harvard University President resigns over plagiarism allegations

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According to the student newspaper of Harvard University, the President of the prestigious US school, Claudine Gay, has resigned.

This decision comes after she faced criticism for allegations of plagiarism and her handling of anti-Semitism on campus.

Gay’s tenure as president was the shortest in the history of the University.

In recent months, Gay has been under fire for not properly citing scholarly sources in her academic work.

The most recent accusations were published anonymously in a conservative online outlet.

Additionally, she faced scandal when she declined to clearly state whether advocating for the genocide of Jews violated Harvard’s code of conduct during her testimony to Congress last month, alongside the heads of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania.

The university has not yet responded to requests for comment.

Gay, who is 53 years old and was born in New York to Haitian immigrants, is a professor of political science.

In July, she became the first Black president in the 368-year history of Harvard University.

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