The first was her failure to forcefully answer a question regarding the acceptability of calling for Jewish genocide, the second for charges of plagiarism in her academic writing.
The first charge has been hashed out ad infinitum, she and her cohorts at Penn and M.I.T. were a bit mealy mouthed.target on its back.
Here is the exchange that got her axed:
Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York asked, “Does calling for the genocide of Jews violate Harvard’s rules of bullying and harassment? Yes or no?” Gay responded, “It can be, depending on the context.” She added, “Antisemitic rhetoric, when it crosses into conduct that amounts to bullying, harassment, intimidation, that is actionable conduct, and we do take action.”
I don't feel like beating this one to death, she left, but as most people are aware, Harvard has a history of Jewish quotas and doing p.r. work for Hitler so she is probably just a scapegoat for a deeply imbedded anti semitism. Tough to walk the tightrope with today's nauseatingly woken progressive generation on the left and the rabid fascist cadre on the right.
I am more interested in the plagiarizing charges today. Because they sound like bunk. I have over thirteen thousand posts on this blog. Have I ever reworked people's paragraphs before and failed to cite them? You bet I have. If you write a lot you are going to omit a credit or citation from time to time.
And any writer who is honest will admit to the same. It happens. It does not sound like she erred in this regard to a degree that should have caused her to lose her job.