“We have had frequent conversations with the committee and intend to continue responding to their requests as we receive them,” said Jason Newton, a Harvard spokesman, who added that the university plans to make another submission on Friday. “Harvard continues to combat any and every form of antisemitism on our campus. The safety and well-being of our students remains our top priority.”
The committee announced in December that it would open investigations into Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania and M.I.T. following claims that the schools failed to protect Jewish students, faculty and staff members from incidents of antisemitism.
The announcement followed a hearing in which presidents of the schools gave legalistic responses to the hypothetical question of whether calls for the genocide of Jews would be permitted on campus. Since then, both Claudine Gay, then the president of Harvard, and M. Elizabeth Magill, who was the Penn president, have resigned their posts. Sally Kornbluth of M.I.T., who answered the question more directly than Dr. Gay or Ms. Magill did, remains in her post.
The committee investigation of Harvard, as well as the obstruction claims by Ms. Foxx, have added to the ongoing conflict and uncertainty at the Ivy League school as it enters its first semester following Dr. Gay’s resignation. The university is also under investigation by the Department of Education over allegations of antisemitism and discrimination against Palestinian students.
In early January, Ms. Foxx, who in the past worked as a college administrator, wrote a letter to Harvard demanding a trove of documents in 24 specific categories. Harvard was instructed to submit most of its response by Jan. 23, according to the letter, which the committee characterized as “final demand.”