The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Summers Legacy
A few Allston references in this story about the outgoing Harvard president:
First, in 2001, rapid change was just what the presidential search committee was looking for and, seemingly, just what Harvard needed. After a decade in which the University was relatively stagnant in most respects other then its endowment figures and clandestine land-purchases in Allston, Harvard had much ground to make-up—the once-per-generation Harvard College Curricular Review and the largest physical expansion of Harvard’s in its history hung in the balance.
The University is primed to become the life sciences epicenter of the world with planned facilities in Allston leading the way.
With much work left unfinished—the conclusions of he curricular review hardly at hand, Allston planning still ripe for revision—the true test for the Summers legacy becomes whether his vision outlasts his five years, whether his ideas prevail.