Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Harvard Names 1st Woman President

Harvard last week named it's 28th president and 1st female president, Drew G. Faust. Until her recent appointment, Faust served as dean of the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study.

She takes over from interim president Derek Bok who has served since July 2006, when the embattled former president of the college, Lawrence H. Summers. Summers created a huge furore when he suggested that the reason there were relatively few women occupying top positions in academia in the sciences and maths could be due to an instrinsic inaptitude - perhaps like a missing science and maths gene in women.

1 comment:

SongReach said...

Ore, it's indeed a year for women in the U.S... first, we had the first woman Speaker of the House (in the history of Congress) , this, and perhaps Hillary will top it all!