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Lrz. L'C\J\V1 "/\0 By SAM DILLON and SARA RIMER Published: January 19, 2005 Members of a Harvard faculty committee that has examined the recruiting of professors who are women sent a protest letter yesterday to Lawrence H. Summers, the university's president, saying his recent statements about innate differences between the sexes would only make it harder to attract top candidates. "Indeed," the letter said, "they serve to reinforce an institutional culture at Harvard that erects numerous barriers to improving the representation of women on the faculty, and to impede our current efforts to recruit top women scholars. They also send at best mixed signals to our high-achieving women students in Harvard College and in the graduate and professional schools." The letter was one part of an outcry that continued to follow remarks Mr. Summers made Friday suggesting that biological differences between the sexes may be one explanation for why fewer women succeed in mathematic and science careers. One university dean called the aftermath an "intellectual tsunami," and some Harvard alumnae said they would suspend donations to the university. "If you were a woman scientist and had two competing offers and knew that the president of Harvard didn't think that women scientists were as good as men, which
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course MGMT 4010 taught by Professor Jennings,t during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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