10 Questions for Larry Summers

In 2001 Larry Summers was named Harvard President, a job possibly more prestigious and political than his gig as Bill Clinton's Treasury Secretary. After bruising some Harvard egos with his acerbity, he has launched a $2 million student-aid plan that might help soften his image. TIME's John Cloud spoke with Summers about changes at Harvard and other matters beyond the Ivy League halls.

HARVARD JUST ANNOUNCED A CHANGE IN ITS CURRICULUM. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE CURRENT ONE? We want to emphasize the need for science education and international experience. You know, there was a Congressman who was asked whether he...

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