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Thursday, April 07, 2005

Harvard loses another faculty member

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (Reuters) -- Another member of Harvard University's African-American studies department said on Tuesday he will leave the school in what one critic called the latest sign of discontent with President Lawrence Summers. Michael Dawson will be the third professor to leave the department this academic year and the fifth since 2002, when Professor Cornel West -- known for his book "Race Matters" on race relations in America -- decamped for Princeton University following a well-publicized dispute with Summers. News of the departure dealt a setback both to efforts to rebuild Harvard's once-vaunted Department of African and African American Studies and to Summers, who has struggled to defuse a controversy sparked by his remarks on women. Full Story:


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