Contact: Louise Filkins
Phone: (202) 419-1820
WASHINGTON, DC — The Independent Women’s Forum today is disappointed –but not surprised –by last night’s vote by Harvard faculty expressing its lack of “confidence” in Harvard president Lawrence Summers’ leadership.
“Larry Summers engaged in what used to be known as academic speculation,” said Carrie Lukas, director of policy at IWF. “He hypothesized that innate differences might contribute to the differences in numbers of men and women at the top levels of math and science in academia. Apparently, this was too politically incorrect for Harvard’s faculty so they have taken the extreme move of censuring their president. It clearly shows that political correctness has taken over our college campuses.”
Summers has since apologized many times for his statements made at an academic conference held in January. The Harvard faculty has met several times to discuss what actions, if any, to take.
“Dr. Summers needs to stop apologizing for his common-sense remarks and not resign as president,” Lukas continued. “This is a ridiculous overreaction by radical feminists and other extreme leftists on campus who dominate too much of academia.”