Tue. May 21st, 2024

The Harvard governing board faces demands from professors to step down in the wake of criticism that says Harvard’s image is taking the University a “substantial hit” over its responses to President Claudine Gay’s PPL scandal and her handling of the antisemitism hearing before Congress.

Faculty members have called on members of the Harvard Corporation, the University’s board of trustees, to step down or make an apology (and one professor suggested that lawmakers from the state appoint one of the seats to represent the general public, the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday.

“They’re under pressure, that’s obvious,” the ex- Harvard Medical School Dean Jeffrey Flier said to the press. “They are an advisor, which is the reason why it is not difficult to see that Harvard’s image took the most severe hit in the world.


Kit Parker, professor of bioengineering and applied Physics, told the University’s board that its security is at risk and the board members must step back.

When I refer to Harvard I’m talking about Harvard Corporation. Harvard Corporation. Is it possible that they’re considering about letting this go?” Parker said to the newspaper.

Beleaguered Claudine Gay hasn’t spoken publically about plagiarism allegations being thrown at her.REUTERS

A different professor has urged Massachusetts legislators to nominate an official from the government to the board to ensure the public’s interests. According to the news report, the proposal would come under an article in the constitution of the state that gives power over Harvard to the legislature.

The controversy over Gay was ignited by her appearance on the House Education Committee earlier this month, during which she refused to answer questions about whether antisemitic chants violated the rules of conduct on campus. Behavior.

When she was pressured to step down over her testimonies, It was discovered that Gay was a victim of the Harvard Corporation, which had investigated Gay for allegations of plagiarism. The University issued corrections in two journals to recognize where her work originated.

The Washington Free Beacon later released a report highlighting additional instances that could be plagiarism.

“I believe in the honesty of my award. Through my entire career I’ve made it my mission to make sure my scholarship is held to the most rigorous academic standards.” Gay told The Boston Globe in  response.

The Harvard spokesman Jonathan Swain responded to a demand for clarification on criticism from the faculty at Harvard on behalf of the firm by referring to its December. 12 declaration that stated “unanimous support” of Gay.

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