Harvard President Lawrence Summers get's "No Confidence" vote
A while back, I had commented on the "no confidence" vote put to Harvard President Lawrence Summers. For some reason, the vote actually took place yesterday. Here are the results
By a vote of 218-185 with 18 abstentions, undergraduate faculty approved a nonbinding resolution stating: "The faculty lacks confidence in the leadership of Lawrence H. Summers."
So now what?
"Summers's opponents cited Tuesday's vote as an illustration of how deep discontent with his leadership runs, and they urged him to resign as head of the oldest U.S. university"
The confidence vote was symbolic because undergraduate faculty represent one of only 10 schools at Harvard, and have no say over hiring or firing of the president. That responsibility falls to a seven-member board that has so far stood by Summers. >>>>>>>> Source Article
Gee, do you think the recent Harvard B-School incident has anything to do with this? Did President Summers have some say in the decision made by Dean Clark? I certainly think so. You gotta admit that the timing of this vote is rather uncanny.