Gay hangs on

The Harvard Alumni Association threw its support behind President Claudine Gay, but we will have to wait until Tuesday when The Harvard Corp. announces its decision.

The decision concerning Gay follows Liz Magill, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Scott Bok, Board of Trustees president, to resign following comments Magill made by a House Panel regarding anti-semitic comments.

In a five-hour House hearing Tuesday, Penn’s Magill and her counterparts at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were asked how their institutions responded to the rise in anti-Jewish hate since Oct. 7.

All three condemned antisemitism, but Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., asked whether “calling for the genocide of Jews†would violate each school’s code of conduct.

Instead of replying to Stefanik’s yes-or-no question, Magill said that decision would be “context-dependent.†Asked the same question, Gay failed to say whether students calling for the genocide of Jewish people would be disciplined. She later apologized.