House committee puts Harvard on notice to turn over documents in antisemitism case

Photo courtesy of MGN

Photo courtesy of MGN

By DJ Mara

The House Education and Workforce Committee has put Harvard University on notice to turn over documents within one week for an investigation into incidents of antisemitism on Harvard’s campus. 

A press release by Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) explains that “Harvard’s responses have been grossly insufficient, and the limited and dilatory nature of its productions is obstructing the Committee’s efforts.” 

Specifically, Foxx noted that Harvard has failed to turn over meeting minutes and summaries from the Harvard Board of Overseers and the Harvard Management Company. 

“Given the publicly documented antisemitism on Harvard’s campus, especially since the Oct. 7 attacks, it would be shocking if the Board of Overseers and Harvard Management Company thought protecting Harvard’s Jewish students was so insignificant that the topic was not worthy of discussion at a single meeting,” Foxx writes. 

Foxx went on to threaten the University with a subpoena if they do not voluntarily turn over the requested documents by Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 5:00 PM. 

According to WCVB, Harvard said they are “cooperating with the Committee’s inquiry, and has provided extensive information with initial submissions made last month and several further responses.” 

This investigation comes just weeks after former Harvard president Claudine Gay resigned following testimony given in front of the House Education and Workforce Committee.