Wednesday, February 16, 2005

And here

is the NYT account of the same faculty meeting:

'It's as if the business of the university has ground to a halt until this matter is resolved,' said Prof. Henry Louis Gates, the chairman of the African American and African studies department, adding, 'It is clear that much of President Summers's legacy will be determined by how he deals with this crisis.'

In the past week, Dr. Summers has invited prominent female professors to meet with him, and asked their advice on how to repair his relationships within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Several months ago, many of these professors met with Dr. Summers to voice concerns over the sharp decline in the number of offers of tenure to female professors since he became president.

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