Claudine Gay, DEI, and the War in the Middle East. By Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D. Mises Wire. 6 January 2024. Claudine Gay’s unceremonious exit from the Harvard University presidency ultimately was not due to her plagiarism issues, but rather because of her disastrous appearance at a congressional hearing on Israel and Hamas. (Originally published on the Mises Wire. January 6, 2024.)