Table: Summers' Grand Plans

Since former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers took over as Harvard's president last July, he has drawn up an ambitious program to overhaul the university. He wants to:

-- Improve undergraduate education by stiffening grading, transforming tenure reviews, encouraging foreign study, and persuading professors to spend more time with students

-- Reassert Harvard's historic role in national policy, especially in education reform, where it once set the national agenda

-- Leverage Harvard's growing prowess in medicine and the life sciences to help create a second Silicon Valley in the Cambridge-Boston area built around biotech

-- Build a new campus across the Charles River to accommodate the university's growth and his expansion plans

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