CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - Harvard University President Lawrence Bacow is saying he regrets the controversial comments he made invoking the 13th Amendment in referring to the university’s relationship with wealthy donors.
The Boston Globe reports Bacow was speaking Tuesday to Harvard alumni relations and fundraising staff when he referred to the 13th Amendment, which freed slaves in the United States, to say Harvard’s individual schools could no longer own specific wealthy graduates.
Some at the meeting found the comparison inappropriate.
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