Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Larry's Gone

Well rumors were flying around all morning. Then we heard something on the radio. Now sitting down at my laptop this afternoon to check my email ... this:

From: Lawrence Summers [official@harvard.edu]
Sent: Tue 2/21/2006 1:05 PM
Subject: Message from President Summers

Dear Members of the Harvard Community,

I write to let you know that, after considerable reflection, I have
notified the Harvard Corporation that I will resign as President of the
University as of June 30, 2006. I will always be grateful for the
opportunity to have served Harvard in this role, and I will treasure the
continuing friendship and support of so many exceptional colleagues and students
at Harvard.

Below are links to my letter to the community, as well as a letter from the
members of the Corporation and a related news release.

Larry Summers

I guess that's the end of the Summers Saga.