February 21, 2006

Summers resigns as Harvard president

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University President Lawrence
Summers has resigned after a turbulent five years of leading
the prestigious school.

In a statement on its Web site on Tuesday, Harvard said
Summers would conclude his tenure as president at the end of
the 2005-06 academic year.

Summers, whose abrupt style has won praise and contempt
since he became president in 2001, sparked controversy last
year when he said innate differences between men and women may
help explain why so few women work in the academic sciences.