Texts and speeches referenced in "At Odds"

Full texts of many of the speeches and statements referred to in this article...

The dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, announced that she will leave that post on June 30, after just three years of service, to return to teaching and research.

March 16, 2005

At its regularly scheduled meeting on March 15, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences registered by a formal vote that it “lacks confidence in the leadership of Lawrence H. Summers,” Harvard’s president since July 2001. Harvard Magazine presents here an on-line news report of these events, parallel to its on-line reports of the February 15 and 22 faculty meetings (see below), where these issues were first discussed. Compared to the earlier meetings, fewer faculty members spoke from prepared texts on March 15. All were asked to forward their remarks; texts as received are posted here.

For readers who desire background for press accounts of  1) President Summers's remarks on women in the sciences and engineering, and 2) tensions between the president and members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, we provide here:

Two articles in the current March-April issue — "Gender Gap" and "Women and Tenure" — may also further understanding of the events.

~The Editors


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