Skip to comments.Report: Harvard To Name First Woman President
Posted on 02/09/2007 7:51:24 AM PST by Froufrou
Harvard University could be about to name its first female president, as the governing board charged with vetting candidates has narrowed its search to a single one, historian Drew Gilpin Faust, according to published reports.
The Harvard Corporation was expected to recommend Faust to the school's Board of Overseers, an alumni group that has final say, at a meeting on Sunday, multiple sources told The Boston Globe and The Harvard Crimson in Friday's editions.
Both newspapers said Faust was the only remaining candidate.
"We don't comment on the search process," Harvard spokesman John Longbrake told The Associated Press early Friday.
Faust, an expert on the Civil War and the American South, has been dean of Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study since 2001 and also teaches in the history department. She has never run a major institution and did not attend Harvard, which the university usually prefers.
Faust would succeed Lawrence Summers, a former Treasury Secretary under President Clinton, who resigned in June after a five-year tenure marked by conflicts with faculty. Summers' comments two years ago that genetic differences between the genders may explain the dearth of women in top science jobs drew sharp criticism and sparked calls from some alumni for the school to name a female president.
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Will she get a plane?
Board of Overseers? Now there is a loaded, non-PC moniker. How could that one pass Rev. Jackson by? A "golden" opportunity for the right race card player.
Boy, I'm curious about the details of that contract...
"What a bargain!"
? It's a common name for a Board of Trustees. What's wrong with it?
Hopefully it will be Hillary!...so we won't have to deal with her.
Recommended by Mephistopheles, no doubt.
That was a forgone conclusion. They were ready do to anything to appease the vicious fire-spitting feminazis that caused them to get rid of the evil MALE president.
All right! We have the first post pointing out that she is not beautiful, the ultimate sin for a woman as far as Freepers are concerned. I knew it would make the top ten posts, I just didn't know where! :)
"All right! We have the first post pointing out that she is not beautiful, the ultimate sin for a woman as far as Freepers are concerned. I knew it would make the top ten posts, I just didn't know where! :)"
I actually find her quite attractive.
Now, where did i leave my glasses ...
But the focus groups preferred it over "Mephistopheles"...
Oh, and just to head off the NEXT inevitable favorite observation by Freepers:
"Faust is married to Charles E. Rosenberg, Monrad Professor of History of Science at Harvard University. Rosenberg is one of the nation's leading historians of medicine. Faust and Rosenberg have two daughters."
she's not ugly but you sound very angry
Thanks to YD for posting the photo. Uh, I think it's the man on the right that is Dr. Faust...?
You're quite welcome