Suddenly, unthinkably, the World’s Richest University ﬁnds itself forced to reconsider what it can afford to be. (Losing $11 billion will do that.) But if its president has a master plan for leading the school out of its ﬁnancial crisis—other than letting Larry Summers take the blame—she’s keeping it to herself.
In leafy Newton, the townsfolk have long been infected by a particularly potent strain of education lust. But now, with a $200 million high school tearing the city apart, it’s more than merely a reputation for great education that’s at stake. It’s the future of Newton as we know it.