Claudine Gay: US Lawmakers Investigate Plagiarism Allegations Against Harvard President

by Gee NY

US lawmakers are launching an investigation into plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay, the president of Harvard University.

The move comes in the wake of controversy surrounding Gay’s congressional testimony about antisemitism on the Harvard campus.

The US House Committee on Education and the Workforce recently initiated a review of Harvard’s handling of credible plagiarism claims against Gay spanning 24 years.

The allegations were initially circulated by conservative activists and later reported by the Washington Free Beacon.

The Harvard Corporation conducted an independent review of Gay’s published works, acknowledging a few instances of missing citations but asserting no violation of research misconduct standards.

However, new corrections were announced in a summary of the review, leading to further scrutiny.

Committee Chair Virginia Foxx questioned whether Harvard holds its faculty and president to the same academic standards as its students.

The committee has requested a written response and documents related to plagiarism and the university’s independent review by December 29.

In a previous statement, Gay said:

“I stand by the integrity of my scholarship. Throughout my career, I have worked to ensure my scholarship adheres to the highest academic standards.”

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