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<b>Former Times editor to teach at Harvard</b>

Ousted New York Times editor Jill Abramson is heading back to Harvard. The university announced Thursday that Abramson will teach undergraduate courses as a visiting lecturer on narrative nonfiction for Harvard’s English department. “I’m honored and excited to be teaching at Harvard in the coming academic year,” Abramson said in the statement. “Narrative nonfiction journalism is more important than ever. Its traditions and how it is changing in the digital transition are fascinating areas of study.” Abramson, a ’76 Harvard grad, was abruptly dismissed from the Times in May. She was the paper’s executive editor for 2½ years. Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said he acted because of Abramson’s newsroom management style. The move created a storm of controversy, with some critics arguing that Abramson’s gender had played a role in the decision. Sulzberger denied that was the case.