All The President's Sins: An Online Discussion Hosted by The Chronicle of Higher Education
On Thursday, March 2, at 2PM, The Chronicle of Higher Education will hold an online discussion to wrestle with some of the issues surrounding the resignation of Mr. Summers from Harvard University. The colloquy is free and open to the public. You can submit your question for the guest, Roger Bowen, general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, in advance by visiting http://chronicle.com/colloquy. In addition, A transcript will be available at this address following the discussion.
Lawrence H. Summers attributed his decision last week to quit as president of Harvard University to the "extent of the rancor" with faculty members. Does his resignation say more about Mr. Summers's presidency or the arts-and-sciences faculty at Harvard? In reacting to controversial statements made by Mr. Summers during his tenure, did professors behave responsibly? Could Mr. Summers have challenged what he calls "complacency" at Harvard without angering so many faculty members? What kind of mark will his resignation leave on Harvard?
For more information about the departure of Mr. Summers you can read the cover story from this week's issue of The Chronicle at http://chronicle.com/free/v52/i26/26a01001.htm.
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