Former Harvard President Warns Of Attacks On Higher Ed- In NY Times Op-Ed

Former Harvard University President Claudine Gay is warning that her resignation this week could be the start of a "campaign" against higher education.

Gay said in a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that her resignation was "wrenching but necessary," adding that the campaign against her was about more than one university and one leader.

She announced her decision Tuesday in a message to the Harvard community, following allegations of plagiarism and a campus controversy over antisemitism.

Gay's tenure is now the shortest in the school's history after she became Harvard's first Black president in July.

She faced pressure to resign following a congressional hearing in early December, in which she and other university presidents struggled to answer whether calling for the genocide of Jews violates their code of conduct.

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