By Richard Bradley
It is the richest, so much influential, strongest college on the earth, yet at the start of 2001, Harvard used to be in quandary. scholars complained Harvard schooling had grown mediocre. Professors charged that the college cared extra approximately cash than approximately studying. Harvard can have possessed a $19 billion endowment, yet had it misplaced its soul?
The participants of Harvard's governing board knew they had to behave. and they made a daring decide for Harvard's twenty-seventh president: former Treasury Secretary and highbrow prodigy economist Lawrence Summers.
Although famously excellent, Summers used to be a high-stakes gamble. within the Nineties he had crafted American guidelines to stabilize the worldwide economic system, quietly turning into one of many world's strongest males. yet whereas many renowned Summers, his critics known as him elitist, imperialist, and boastful past measure.
Today Larry Summers sits atop a school in a nation of upheaval, not sure of what it stands for and the place it really is going. At stake isn't just the way forward for Harvard collage but additionally the way Harvard scholars see the area -- and the style during which they lead it. Written regardless of the university's legitimate competition, Harvard Rules uncovers what relatively is going on at the back of Harvard's storied partitions -- the politics, intercourse, ambition, infighting, and intrigue that run rampant in the world's most crucial university.
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