Harvard Appoints Gay As President

Harvard University named Claudine Gay as its new president. A dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science becomes the first African American to hold the post at the prestigious university. 52-year-old Gay is just the second woman to head the university.

The daughter of Haitian immigrants will take over on July 1 2023. Gay will be the 30th president of the University. Gay was appointed dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science in 2018.

She said “we are in a moment of remarkable and accelerating change — socially, politically, economically, and technologically,”

“So many fundamental assumptions about how the world works and how we should relate to one another are being tested,” she added.

Around next July the university faces a Supreme Court decision that may force it to revise its longstanding admissions processes.

Suits challenging the policy of affirmative action of Harvard and the University of North Carolina have been brought forward. Gay is also the founding chair of Harvard’s inequality in America initiative

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