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Friday, February 24, 2006

Larry Summers and the Students

The LA Times reports:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — If Harvard University President Lawrence H. Summers was worried about how the undergraduates would greet him Wednesday night at his first scheduled event since announcing his resignation, those fears quickly were put to rest.

He got a standing ovation after he walked in. He got a standing ovation before he left. A row of students with red letters painted on their chests spelled out "Larry."
The show of student loyalty has come as a surprise to many faculty members and administrators at Harvard....
I'll bet it did. Part of the problem with the Liberal Arts faculty at Harvard and elsewhere is that a lot of these people think it is still 1968 and they are still eighteen and speaking for the youth of America. They don't realize that over time they have morphed into what they once hated.

Read the whole thing here.

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