Harvard president to keep job following comments on campus antisemitism

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Harvard president Claudine Gay will remain leader of the prestigious Ivy League school following her comments last week at a congressional hearing on antisemitism

It follows mounting pressure on Ms Gay to step down after she suggested it would depend on the context of whether or not calling for the “genocide of Jews” would be classed as breaking university rules on bullying and harassment.

“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,” the Harvard Corporation said in a statement following its meeting Monday night.

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