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Harvard University appoints Claudine Gay as school’s first Black president

Claudine Gay will serve as Harvard’s 30th president, the University announced Thursday.

Gay is the first person of color and the second woman to hold the role of Harvard University’s president.

  • Amanda Musa
  • CNN

Born to Haitian immigrants, Gay received her Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1998.

She is also the recipient of the Toppan Prize for best dissertation in political science, according to the Harvard Gazette.

Since 2018, Gay served as Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

She’s also a leading scholar of political behavior, considering issues of race and politics in America – and is the founding chair of the Inequality in America Initiative, a…

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