Harvard’s Outgoing President to Remain as Professor

Harvard University’s outgoing President, Claudine Gay, will remain with the university as a professor.

Although details of her position remain unknown, it is believed that she will continue earning nearly $900,000 a year.

According to the New York Post, Gay may be a political science professor.

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) told the outlet that Gay is “not fit to be a faculty member.”

“It’s 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,” Stefanik said. “It’s absurd and everybody knows it. Harvard knows it too.”

In a letter announcing her resignation to the Harvard community, Gay wrote, “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. This is not a decision I came to easily.”

“Indeed, it has been difficult beyond words because I have looked forward to working with so many of you to advance the commitment to academic excellence that has propelled this great university across centuries,” the letter continued. “But, 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.”

Gay added that “it has been distressing to have doubt cast on my commitments to confronting hate and to upholding scholarly rigor—two bedrock values that are fundamental to who I am—and frightening to be subjected to personal attacks and threats fueled by racial animus.”

Her letter did not mention her Congressional testimony or the plagiarism allegations.