Harvard President Gay Requesting Three Corrections to Dissertation After School Found More ‘Duplicative Language’
“Gay will also update citations in her dissertation to a 1990 paper by Lawrence Bobo and Franklin D. Gilliam — the same correction she requested for her 2001 article.”
The Harvard Crimson student newspaper revealed that President Claudine Gay will submit three additional corrections to her 1997 dissertation as she faces more plagiarism allegations.
This request makes seven corrections across her dissertation and two articles cited in the initial report about alleged plagiarism.
But it’s totes not serious for the once prestigious school:
The new corrections were announced Wednesday evening in a summary of a review undertaken by the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — into Gay’s academic work after they became aware of the plagiarism allegations.
The additional corrections come less than one week after the University announced that Gay submitted four corrections across two articles that were the subjects of the Corporation’s initial review.
The review — by both an independent panel of three experts and a subcommittee of the Harvard Corporation — found evidence that Gay did not cite properly in some instances but that her actions fell short of more serious wrongdoing, according to the summary.
The college paper obtained a copy of a summary late Wednesday evening detailing what will happen:
The University’s summary on Wednesday described the two additional instances found by the subcommittee as “duplicative language without appropriate attribution.”
According to the summary, Gay will submit three correction requests to Harvard’s Office of the Provost regarding her dissertation.
She will request to add “quotations and/or citations” that address language drawn from a paper presented by Bradley Palmquist and D. Stephen Voss at a 1996 conference and a 1981 American Political Science Review article by Richard D. Shingles.
Gay will also update citations in her dissertation to a 1990 paper by Lawrence Bobo and Franklin D. Gilliam — the same correction she requested for her 2001 article.
The summary also included an anonymous complaint of “four new allegations” not reviewed by the university.
But the committee in charge of reviewing Gay’s works “determined that no further action is required beyond the updates that have been and are being requested by” the president.
The timing of the latest corrections is not a coincidence. Earlier on Wednesday, the House Committee on Education and Workforce alerted the school that it will include allegations of plagiarism against Gay in its investigation into Harvard after new allegations of plagiarism against Gay.
It all started in October when sources went to The New York Post about supposed plagiarism in Gay’s writings. The publication went to Harvard, which kept it under wraps and hired powerful lawyers to protect Gay.
The Harvard Corporation anointed a three-person panel to review two articles but not the dissertation. The committee “did not initially consider Gay’s Harvard dissertation as they had not received related allegations at the time and were focused on reviewing her published work.”
The dissertation allegations came to light on December 11 thanks to school choice advocate Christopher Rufo, American Conservative contributing editor Chris Brunet, and Washington Free Beacon reporter Aaron Sibarium.
Then, this week, the Washington Free Beacon published more plagiarism allegations against Gay. The copy of the complaint included seven of Gay’s writings, including those already reported.
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