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Harvard professors defend president amid calls to resign after statements on antisemitism – The Guardian

Harvard professors defend president amid calls to resign after statements on antisemitism – The Guardian

At least 570 professors at Harvard have defended the university’s embattled president, Claudine Gay, as she faces calls to resign following statements on campus antisemitism that have already triggered the resignation of the University of Pennsylvania president.The faculty submitted a petition to the 13-member Harvard Corporation, which has the authority to fire the president, asking it not to bend to political pressure to remove her.Appearing before a congressional inquiry last week, Gay, along with Sally Kornbluth, the president of MIT, and Liz Magill, the president of University of Pennsylvania, answered more than five hours of questions over their response to antisemitism… 

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