Summers' Comments on Women and Science Draw Ire

Remarks at private conference stir criticism, media frenzy

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Andrew G. Barr ’05, a government concentrator in Dunster House, said that “obviously my instinct is not to buy into any theory that there’s any sort of genetic flaw in women that prevents them from being good professors.”

But, Barr said, “it’s too soon in the academic and scientific discussion of this hypothesis to be getting hysterical, and it’s too soon in the story of what President Summers does or doesn’t believe to be getting hysterical.”

—Staff writer Daniel J. Hemel can be reached at

—For complete coverage of the speech, please see The Crimson’s next print edition on Wednesday.

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