Troubles Deepening for Harvard President
Harvard University’s governing board is considering whether to intervene before the Ivy League school’s president faces an unprecedented second vote of no confidence over his leadership, three newspapers reported this weekend.
Members of the powerful Harvard Corp. have spoken with faculty and university officials about Harvard President Lawrence Summers’ management style and are considering whether to ask him to resign before the vote, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe wrote.
The university’s faculty of arts and sciences has scheduled a no-confidence vote for Feb. 28, almost one year after the body approved a no-confidence measure in March 2005 over Summers’ controversial comments on women.
Harvard spokesman John Longbrake said he had no comment. Board members could not be reached for comment.