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Ivy League Wealth: Harvard's President Responds

Ivy League Wealth: Harvard's President Responds

I have communicated directly with the group of public-university provosts who wrote to BusinessWeek (BusinessWeek, Jan. 14, 2008) about views inaccurately attributed to me in The Dangerous Wealth of the Ivy League (BusinessWeek, Dec. 10, 2007). But I would like to express to BusinessWeek's broader readership that the mischaracterization of my beliefs through out-of-context quotations and erroneous insinuations has created a serious misimpression of my views.

I have the greatest respect for our public universities and their enormous capacity to advance the progress of science, and I believe that the partnership of public and private universities in both research and education is central to the success of the American system of higher education.