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Harvard President steps down from position

Harvard University President Claudine Gay resigns from her postition
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On Tuesday, Harvard University President Dr. Claudine Gay announced that she will be stepping down from her position as president. Gay served for six months, which is the shortest term a president has served in Harvard’s history.

Gay’s resignation has been attributed to recent allegations over plagiarism, in addition to criticism following her testimony before Congress over Antisemitism on Harvard’s campus.

Shortly before Gay’s resignation was the resignation of the University of Pennsylvania’s president Elizabeth Magill, whom participated in the same testimony before Congress and faced similar criticism to Claudine Gay.

Claudine Gay was Harvard’s 30th president, and the first person of color to serve as president of Harvard. Currently, Harvard’s chief academic officer Alan Garber is serving as interim president.

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Anthonie Page, Live Editor
Anthonie Page is a staff member for the MAST Academy student paper, The Beacon, based in Virginia Key. Part of the graduating class of 2024, this is Page’s 4th year at MAST Academy. When Page is not studying for his many AP classes or working on college applications, he enjoys writing and watching stand up comedy. Page is an active basketball player, and he spends his summers as a volunteer basketball coach for a youth basketball club. “I love playing basketball, and being a coach allows me to share the sport I love with future generations,” Page said. Page has a European background, with his family being from Greece and Italy. He aspires to study astrophysics after he finishes his final year at MAST.
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