Saturday, February 10, 2007

Civil War Historian Boots Boring Economist From Ivory Tower

Harvard set to name first female president.
Noted historian, a Radcliffe dean, will succeed Summers
Valerie Strauss, Susan Kinzie, Washington Post Saturday, February 10, 2007

"Harvard University is about to name its first female president since its founding in 1636, tapping a Civil War historian to succeed Lawrence Summers, whose tenure was marked by controversial remarks about women and clashes with faculty members.

Drew Gilpin Faust, 59, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a leading historian on the American South, will be formally appointed president as early as this weekend, according to a source.
With Faust's selection, half of the eight Ivy League schools will be run by women: Harvard, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Brown University."

[from Washington Post, via San Francisco Chronicle]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

While Dr. Faust is probably a very good president of Harvard, she is not so much a good historian of the CW.

Please see my review here: