Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Breaking news: Harvard President to Resign...

A local radio station in Boston is reporting that Harvard President Laurence H. Somers will resign later this week. This in advance of an expected no confidence vote from the Faculty of Arts and Sciences scheduled for February 28.

Somers has had problems with faculty since he assumed the presidency. And you need to be able to keep the confidence of faculty to be an effective president.


I've just learned that the resignation of Dr. Somers will become effective at the end of this academic year. Derek Bok, a former president, will serve as acting president until the search for a new president is completed.