Two leaders of Latino student groups say they are upset after meeting with Summers during his office hours to discuss the future of Latino studies at Harvard. They allege Summers was unwilling to actively discuss the future of Latino studies. The University strongly contested the accuracy of the students’ account of the meeting.
Susan G. Pedersen ’81-’82 says she will step down as dean of undergraduate education at the end of the academic year, citing personal reasons. She will take an academic leave of absence to pursue her research next year, after which she said she plans to return to Harvard as a professor of history.
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences unanimously approves reducing the number of Core requirements by one, from eight to seven, to give students more freedom to take electives, including freshman seminars.