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Harvard Controversy

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Harvard Controversy

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Harvard Controversy

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NPR's Phillip Martin reports on an unfolding controversy at Harvard. Scholars at the school's high-profile Afro-American Studies Department are upset with new Harvard president Lawrence Summers. Summers' reported criticism of the nationally renowned writer and professor Cornel West has angered other black academics and prompted activists like Jesse Jackson to get involved.