HARVARD NOT FOR SALE - Poll Summary
The campaign “Harvard Not for Sale” had mailed seven questions basically concerning the ethics standards displayed by Dean Nohria to 18,000 individuals concerned with Harvard welfare. Following is the analysis of the question wise responses:
Question 1: Is Dean Nohria, who has his PhD in ethics corporate governance, ethically correct in pursuing agendas at Harvard for a foreign Company who has given a large donation to Harvard?
More than 57% respondents opined that Dean Nohria has not been ethically correct in pursuing agendas at Harvard for a foreign company who has given a large donation to Harvard; 28.6% opined that he was ethically correct in pursing the said agenda while 14.3% opined as “may be”.
Question 2: Does working simultaneously as President of Harvard and as a board member for foreign companies who donate large amounts of money, a conflict of interest?
More than 71% felt that working simultaneously as President of Harvard and as a board member for foreign companies who donate a large amount of money is a conflict of interest.
Question 3: Keeping in mind the facts on the site, should we seek an investigation against Dean Nohria for Insider trading through the SEC?
28.6% of respondents opined for an investigation for insider trading through SEC by Dean Nohria and precisely the same %age opined against an investigation. Interestingly, the highest group (42.8%) opined as “may be”.
Question 4: Should the Harvard Presidential Search Committee investigate charges levied against Dean Nohria?
More than 57% of the respondents favored an investigation into the charges levied against Dean Nohria by Harvard Presidential search committee. Another 28.6% responded as “may be” and only 14.3% did not favour an investigation.
Question 5: Would you like to contribute with inputs for this movement?
An equal number of respondents (28.6%) volunteered to contribute with inputs while precisely the same number refused for contributing with inputs to this movement. Strangely 42.9% of respondents replied as “may be”.
Question 6: Would you sign the petition seeking enquiry against him?
More than 57% respondents volunteered to sign the petition seeking enquiry against Dean Nohria while 14.3% opined as “may be”. Only 28.6% refused to sign the petition seeking enquiry against Dean Nohria.
Question 7: Would you like to receive updates on this movement?
An overwhelming 67% respondents would like to receive updates on the campaign “Harvard Not For Sale”.