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harbinger of things to come? Woman Chosen to Lead Harvard

by WOODS-HICK / February 10, 2007 9:42 AM PST

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

..."Faust will end the succession of 27 white men who have held the president's title at America's oldest institution of higher education. She will take the reins from Derek Bok, 75, a former 20-year Harvard president who took over as interim leader when Summers left.

"And it has only taken them 371 years," said Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women. "Larry Summers, we couldn't have done it without you."......

....."They wanted an inspirational leader, a political symbol, a decent person that everybody could feel good about to help them do what the presidents do best."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/09/AR2007020900220.html?referrer=email


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As noted, not the first Ivy League ....
by Angeline Booher / February 11, 2007 2:33 AM PST

... university to do so.

The cooment with which I disagree was that harvard wanted, among other criteria, to make a political statement. I certainly hope not, as I don't think such should enter into those decisions.

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But,
by duckman / February 11, 2007 2:56 AM PST

Unfortunately, race and sex are the reasons for too many decisions

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