Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Resignation of Larry Summers
I gather from the Times that Larry Summers is about to resign as Harvard's President. Although he dug his own grave by making various impolitic and questionable statements, I regard this as an unfortunate turn of events. Admittedly judging him from a distance, Summers seemed to be someone who cared about academic standards and about taking teaching obligations seriously, and who, to some extent, ran into interest group opposition that ably took advantage of his blunders.