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Harvard Rules: Lawrence Summers and the Battle for the World's Most Powerful University

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It is the richest, most influential, most powerful university in the world, but at the beginning of 2001, Harvard was in crisis. Students complained that a Harvard education had grown mediocre. Professors charged that the university cared more about money than about learning. Harvard may have possessed a $19 billion endowment, but had it lost its soul?

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ebook, 416 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 1st 2005)
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Michelle
Interesting book, learned a bit about what not to do as I rise in the ranks of Higher Ed. I also learned some interesting facts about Harvard and how the university functions and recent changes to the school. Curious to learn more about the institution as a whole.
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Learned a lot about higher ed institutions and
Harvard (spec).
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For some reason I find the saga of Laurence Summers fascinating. If you care about higher ed, you should probably care about what's happening at Harvard.
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“...some student asked if he [Larry Summers] didn’t have essentially the same relationship with Bob Rubin. Wasn’t Summer’s opposition to capital controls just a sop to Wall Street banks, which wanted to recoup their risky investments regardless of how doing so affected the country in which they had invested?

“Summers just lost it,” said one audience member, a business school student. “he looked at the person and said, “you don’t know what you’re talking about and how dare you ask this question of the president of Harvard?”
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