Thursday, February 23, 2006

Summers shown the door


Well, not exactly. The Harvard President has offered to voluntarily step down, but the entire world knows by now why he chose to do that.

His has been a tenure of verbal fisticuffs and outright disagreements with the faculty. AP reports:

Shortly after he took office, a handful of prominent black studies professors, including Cornel West, left the university after a dispute with him.

But what proved his nemesis were the remarks he made last year at an academic conference. Incredibly, he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers.

This, from the president of Harvard, folks!

No doubt, he had an inkling that he was going to lose the second no-confidence motion after having flunked the first one. Clearly, Mr. Summers had lost favour with his faculty.

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