Many people didn’t like former Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, who today announced his resignation as president of Harvard. Feminists were infuriated by his controversial comments suggesting that inherent gender differences may explain why fewer women than men have succeeded in math and science. Faculty members were incensed over how he handled the departure of a popular dean, William Kirby.
(Yes, we know: after a sabbatical, Summers will be returning to Harvard as a professor, so he’s not jobless. But we just had to work that title in somewhere.)