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Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers, facing a faculty revolt and eroding support from the university's governing board, announced Feb. 21 he would resign, ending the briefest tenure at the Ivy League school's helm in 144 years. Critics decried statements he made, including a suggestion that women lacked the same 'intrinsic aptitude' for science as men. His supporters say he was punished for trying to shake up a complacent faculty. <img src='http://cache.boston.com/bonzai-fba/File-Based_Image_Resource/dingbat_arrow_icon.gif' alt='' title='' height='9' width='4' border='0' /> Read the story
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Summers steps down
Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers, facing a faculty revolt and eroding support from the university's governing board, announced Feb. 21 he would resign, ending the briefest tenure at the Ivy League school's helm in 144 years. Critics decried statements he made, including a suggestion that women lacked the same "intrinsic aptitude" for science as men. His supporters say he was punished for trying to shake up a complacent faculty. Read the story
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