Saturday, February 10, 2007

The New President of Harvard

Rumors are flying thick that the new president of Harvard is set to be announced this weekend. Who is the top candidate? Drew Gilpin Faust, currently the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study (formerly Radcliffe College).
It's useless for me to point out the inherent irony of hiring Harvard's first female president on the heels of comments made by the former president of Harvard concerning women in science, etc. Refer back to the "Female Brain" entry in December if you wish. However, it's interesting how circumstances aligned for this appointment to be possible, and how so many other well-qualified candidates were either not interested or unable to take the job.

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