Wright on Summers

College President James Wright spoke for the first time on Harvard President Larry Summers’ controversial speech, which proposed various explanations for the lack of women in science. In an interview with the Daily Dartmouth, Wright admitted that Summers sought only to “encourage conversation” about the role of women, though he dismissed offhand even the possibility that women might be wired differently from men. Wright also said that, unlike Summers, he enjoys the support of the faculty at Dartmouth, presumably because he shares with the faculty a belief in political correctness.

Daily D staffer Alex Lentz ’07, who wrote the article, also seems to hold fast to political correctness: he referred to Summers’ speech as “the calamity in Cambridge.”