Crimson opinion writer
Brooks B. Anderson
Harvard’s presidency is no empty honor; it is a challenging managerial job with challenging duties, not least of which is navigating national outcry. In each of these respects, Gay has failed.
Concern over administrative bloat has become more salient in recent years as universities, especially elite institutions such as those in the Ivy League, have come under political scrutiny. As I walked through the offices of the Smith Campus Center, I had to ask myself: Where did all these people come from? And do we really need them here?