Summers’ Time and the Livin’ is Easy…

May 17, 2005

Just in before the end of the school year, the Harvard community has now got something to look forward to over the summer—a new “$50 million initiative to address the dearth of female students and faculty in the University’s science departments.” A Harvard Crimson article reported yesterday that the university had just announced the new initiative, which includes the creation of a “new senior administrative post to spearhead an increase in the hiring of female and minority faculty,” and other programs to support women and underrepresented minorities.

I wonder if any of this would have come about if President Larry Summers had never made his infamous remarks last January.

Schools:  Harvard University