Her departure makes her the second college president to resign after a tense exchange with Stefanik in a congressional hearing last month with the presidents from Harvard, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Pennsylvania.
“Two down,” Stefanik said in a statement. “Harvard knows that this long overdue forced resignation of the antisemitic plagiarist president is just the beginning of what will be the greatest scandal of any college or university in history.”
Gay announced her resignation on Tuesday after several allegations of plagiarism as well as scrutiny over her answer about whether antisemitic comments from students would violate the school’s code of conduct, according to the Harvard Crimson, the school’s newspaper. In her statement, Gay announced her intent to return to Harvard’s faculty.