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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Watch What You Say at Harvard Caving in to criticism, Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers has agreed to go. He was jumped on in academia for briefly suggesting that maybe gender differences play a role in why men outnumber women in science. (Hey, maybe that's a plus -- women tend to dislike being obsessive geeks?) But faculty members insist their lack of confidence was based on other factors, too, like Summers being too bossy. That led to this funny exchange between a CBS reporter and a student:
"Do you have to be nice to be the president of Harvard?" "I don't know what nice means, but you have to be congenial." "Isn't congenial just a fancy word for nice?" "Sure, heh-heh, but I confer congenial." "That's because you go to Harvard."