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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Harvard University Loses Its Head

The PC faculty at Harvard forced President Lawrence Summers to resign for impolitic, academic remarks made about a year ago. There had already been one faculty vote of no confidence and a second one scheduled. More than half of the undergraduates disagreed with the resignation decision. Poor Harvard.

Now, the Harvard Corporation has brought former President and PC King Derek Bok back as interim President. It should be interesting to see how far the PC folks push their agenda in the new presidential search. Expect either a PC successor to Bok or an excellent choice.

The problem for Harvard is its faculty is so far left that they're disconnecting from reality -- a bad thing for any institution -- but particularly an academic one.

Blogger Sloanasaurus said...

It seems if these lefty professors are willing to trash larry summers, a democrat, they are probably also inclined to give students bad grades for not towing the line.

Harvard sucks.

8:55 AM, February 23, 2006  
Blogger Harsh Pencil said...

Giving up on Harvard is a really bad idea. Harvard is a great university. In most fields, it has the most accomplished or nearly the most accomplished researchers in the field. SSC excluded, the best students from all over the country strive to go there.

It is true that most of its faculty, especially in squishy fields, are far left. The problem is not that they are far left but they are politicized. It wouldn't be much better if Harvard was filled with far right idealogues. We need searchers for truth and in the squishy fields, everyone is convinced there is no knowable truth, only power.

I'm very disappointed by this. Summers was center-left, but he believed in science and the pursuit of truth. Changing our elite universities is important. It simply isn't going to be the case that in 50 years, Hillsdale College or some other now obscure or non-existent university is going to be as influential as Harvard is now. We need to get them back to their true mission.

7:26 AM, February 24, 2006  
Blogger Air Marshall said...

What? You mean my Alma Mater, "National University", San Diego Ca. isn't in the runnig?

5:32 PM, February 25, 2006  

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