An anonymous complaint received by the Ivy League institution this week details approximately 40 instances of alleged plagiarism by Charleston, spanning back to 2009, according to a report from the New York Post.
LaVar, currently serving as the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s deputy vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion, authored the paper in question in 2012.
This plagiarism complaint has been formally lodged not only with Harvard but also with the University of Michigan and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s noteworthy that the allegations date back over a decade, predating Charleston’s tenure at Harvard.
These accusations have come to light in the aftermath of Harvard University President Claudine Gay’s resignation due to plagiarism allegations and her handling of antisemitism on campus during the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Claudine Gay faced scrutiny when a viral video clip depicted Ivy League college presidents, including Gay, refraining from condemning widespread antisemitism on their campuses during a congressional testimony.
Over 70 lawmakers, primarily Republicans along with two Democrats, joined the call for her resignation. High-profile Harvard alumni and donors, including billionaire Bill Ackman, also advocated for her departure.