Tuesday, March 15, 2005

On His Way Out?

Holy crap -- members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University have just delivered a vote of no confidence in Larry Summers' ability to lead the nation's oldest academic institution. Although the vote has no official impact on the President's job, there are now whispers Summers may have to resign. This is a significant outcome -- it demonstrates that the balance of power may be tipping in favor of the faculty.

Again, I don't think he should lose his job for speaking his mind. It's interesting that his controversial remarks about women in science seem to have precipitated outspoken angst about his management style. Again, holy crap.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but I knew this was coming. With the amount of negative attention the university was getting it was inevitable. I agree that he should be able to speak his mind but this time, it just told the world how terribly uninformed he is. He is just not a forward thinker!

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... and a sucky manager!

1:32 PM  
Blogger thc said...

Maybe if Larry wanted to stimulate a debate by making controversial comments, he should have just started his own blog.

9:00 PM  

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