Harvard University emailed this statement to the Harvard Alum community 12.12.23: Dear Members of the Harvard Community,
After her disastrous performance before the House Education Committee, Harvard President Claudine Gay has nevertheless been retained by the Harvard Board of Trustees. Last Tuesday, 12.7.23, Gay testified that calls for the genocide of Jews would not violate Harvard's code of conduct. In the eyes of the left, that was merely demonstrating her commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion, the racist philosophy pervading almost all American Universities. DEI puts Jews as Oppressors on the Oppressor/oppressed rubric, since Jews are "Whiter" than Palestinians (meaning more successsful, economic success being proof of one's status as an oppressor in the Left's rubric). Bill Ackman, himself Jewish and a Harvard grad, lead a campaign to ditch Gay.
Harvard University emailed this statement to the Harvard Alum community 12.12.23:
Dear Members of the Harvard Community,
As members of the Harvard Corporation, we today reaffirm our support for President Gay's continued leadership of Harvard University. Our extensive deliberations affirm our confidence that President Gay is the right leader to help our community heal and to address the very serious societal issues we are facing.
So many people have suffered tremendous damage and pain because of Hamas's brutal terrorist attack, and the University's initial statement should have been an immediate, direct, and unequivocal condemnation. Calls for genocide are despicable and contrary to fundamental human values. President Gay has apologized for how she handled her congressional testimony and has committed to redoubling the University's fight against antisemitism.
With regard to President Gay's academic writings, the University became aware in late October of allegations regarding three articles. At President Gay's request, the Fellows promptly initiated an independent review by distinguished political scientists and conducted a review of her published work. On December 9, the Fellows reviewed the results, which revealed a few instances of inadequate citation. While the analysis found no violation of Harvard's standards for research misconduct, President Gay is proactively requesting four corrections in two articles to insert citations and quotation marks that were omitted from the original publications.
In this tumultuous and difficult time, we unanimously stand in support of President Gay. At Harvard, we champion open discourse and academic freedom, and we are united in our strong belief that calls for violence against our students and disruptions of the classroom experience will not be tolerated. Harvard's mission is advancing knowledge, research, and discovery that will help address deep societal issues and promote constructive discourse, and we are confident that President Gay will lead Harvard forward toward accomplishing this vital work.
The Fellows of Harvard College
Penny Pritzker, Senior Fellow
Timothy R. Barakett, Treasurer
Kenneth I. Chenault
Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar
Paul J. Finnegan
Karen Gordon Mills
Diana L. Nelson
Tracy P. Palandjian
Shirley M. Tilghman
Theodore V. Wells, Jr.