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Report: Harvard To Name First Woman President
FOX ^ | 02/09/07 | Unknown

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: faust; mephistopheles; whatabargain
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Buh-bye, Larry...
1 posted on 02/09/2007 7:51:25 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Lisa Nowak?


2 posted on 02/09/2007 7:52:55 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: Froufrou

Will she get a plane?


3 posted on 02/09/2007 7:55:28 AM PST by whatexit
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To: Froufrou

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.


4 posted on 02/09/2007 7:55:54 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Prevent Glo-Ball Warming ... turn out the sun when not in use)
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Faust, eh?

Boy, I'm curious about the details of that contract...

"What a bargain!"


5 posted on 02/09/2007 7:56:13 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Froufrou

Guess which one is Drew Gilpin Faust
6 posted on 02/09/2007 7:56:35 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: NonValueAdded

? It's a common name for a Board of Trustees. What's wrong with it?


7 posted on 02/09/2007 7:56:35 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Froufrou

Hopefully it will be Hillary!...so we won't have to deal with her.


8 posted on 02/09/2007 7:56:40 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Froufrou

Hervard


9 posted on 02/09/2007 7:57:07 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: 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.

Recommended by Mephistopheles, no doubt.

Regards, Ivan

10 posted on 02/09/2007 7:57:07 AM PST by MadIvan (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: Froufrou

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.


11 posted on 02/09/2007 7:57:09 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (leftism is caused by a sharp blow to the head by a pointed object)
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To: yankeedame

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! :)


12 posted on 02/09/2007 7:57:32 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: BenLurkin; All

Thailand?


13 posted on 02/09/2007 7:59:07 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: linda_22003

"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 ...


14 posted on 02/09/2007 7:59:14 AM PST by Muentzer2005
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To: NonValueAdded
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.

But the focus groups preferred it over "Mephistopheles"...

15 posted on 02/09/2007 7:59:19 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: linda_22003

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."


16 posted on 02/09/2007 7:59:40 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Froufrou


Surrrprrriiiisse -- surprise!

17 posted on 02/09/2007 8:00:22 AM PST by Beckwith (The dhimmicrats and liberal media have chosen sides and they've sided with the Jihadists.)
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To: linda_22003

she's not ugly but you sound very angry


18 posted on 02/09/2007 8:00:31 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: MadIvan; PBRSTREETGANG; yankeedame

Thanks to YD for posting the photo. Uh, I think it's the man on the right that is Dr. Faust...?


19 posted on 02/09/2007 8:00:52 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: linda_22003
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! :)


You're quite welcome

20 posted on 02/09/2007 8:01:57 AM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

You may want to revisit Lawrence Summers info. He's the one who said - in math and science - women are stoopid.


21 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:17 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou
Is Harvard striking a Faust-ian bargain???
22 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:38 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Beckwith

Shazam!


23 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:51 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: linda_22003

Yeah, that's one ugly red X.


24 posted on 02/09/2007 8:02:57 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: righteousindignation

I'm not angry; just trying to pre-empt some of the favorite observations around here. :)


25 posted on 02/09/2007 8:03:44 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: yankeedame

The cheerful, white-haired lady in the middle?


26 posted on 02/09/2007 8:03:53 AM PST by Tax-chick ("It is my life's labor to bring Christ to souls and souls to Christ through word and example.")
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To: Froufrou
You may want to revisit Lawrence Summers info. He's the one who said - in math and science - women are stoopid.

Please stop spreading lies.

27 posted on 02/09/2007 8:04:35 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: subterfuge

The picture showed on my connection; maybe it's your firewall or some other related problem.


28 posted on 02/09/2007 8:04:46 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: MadIvan

Well, there's at least one version of the Soldier's Chorus online:

http://www.bobandtom.com/av/free_audio/in_praise_of_colts07.mp3


29 posted on 02/09/2007 8:05:12 AM PST by Diddle E. Squat (Rudy Giuliani-Fred Thompson in '08!)
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To: Tax-chick

"The cheerful, white-haired lady in the middle?"

Apple pies for everyone at Harvard.


30 posted on 02/09/2007 8:06:15 AM PST by Muentzer2005
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To: Froufrou
He's the one who said - in math and science - women are stoopid.

Don't know if that's sarcasm but that's not what he said. He proposed the idea that the differences in high-level achievement in math and sciences between men and women may be due to inherent biological differences. Women in the audience then succumbed to the vapors!

31 posted on 02/09/2007 8:06:36 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Froufrou
I can't see the picture and I don't know the lady personally. However, this caught my attention:

She has never run a major institution and did not attend Harvard, which the university usually prefers.

Given that Lawrence Summers is her predecessor, would I be a complete conspiracy-theorist in seeing this move as "forced" at just the time when Hillary! has a real possibility at the White House?

32 posted on 02/09/2007 8:06:41 AM PST by pgyanke (Gay marriage does to real marriage what counterfeit money does to real money. - Hemogoblin)
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To: subterfuge

Your saying he didn't say it, or that you don't want me to repeat it?


33 posted on 02/09/2007 8:07:03 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: pgyanke

"Given that Lawrence Summers is her predecessor, would I be a complete conspiracy-theorist in seeing this move as "forced" at just the time when Hillary! has a real possibility at the White House?"

That's exactly what I thought, but like you I didn't want to be a conspiracy-theorist.


34 posted on 02/09/2007 8:08:09 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: subterfuge; Froufrou
One good thing that Summers accomplished was chasing Cornell West off the Harvard faculty. Granted the Great Scholar merely moved on to Princeton, but that's Princeton's problem!
35 posted on 02/09/2007 8:08:28 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: righteousindignation
"she's not ugly but you sound very angry"

She doesn'ts ound angry to me. Just pointing out the usual standard of behavior from too many of the boys...ummm....men?.... on this board.

It sucks. Big time.

36 posted on 02/09/2007 8:10:46 AM PST by Texas_shutterbug
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To: Froufrou

He DIDN'T say it and you should stop putting forth that lie. I'm sure Chrissy Matthews and Tim Russert would characterize what he said very similarly to how you did. How's that feel?


37 posted on 02/09/2007 8:11:30 AM PST by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: linda_22003
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'd bet that you have completely and totally misinterpreted the poster's intent...

38 posted on 02/09/2007 8:12:33 AM PST by Zeppo (We live in the Age of Stupidity. [Dennis Prager])
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To: Froufrou
VERITAS - Excellence and truth

Harvard's New Logo: Obedience to any and all Feminazis and Islam

39 posted on 02/09/2007 8:12:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Froufrou

Drew Gilpin Faust? Are they sure she's a woman?


40 posted on 02/09/2007 8:13:50 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: Texas_shutterbug

Thank you. And that poster obviously missed the ":)" at the end of my post. It's too bad it's so predictable, so I was hoping I could head it off.


41 posted on 02/09/2007 8:13:55 AM PST by linda_22003
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She's not that bad looking:

I am not sure what your issue is. It's kind of funny, given the Spanish meaning of your name :-)

42 posted on 02/09/2007 8:16:55 AM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: subterfuge
"The president of Harvard University, Lawrence H. Summers, sparked an uproar at an academic conference Friday when he said that innate differences between men and women might be one reason fewer women succeed in science and math careers."

Boston Globe. 01/17/05. You're right. He did NOT specifically say "stupid." My apologies.
43 posted on 02/09/2007 8:17:27 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: yankeedame; linda_22003
"That's a MAN, baby!!"


44 posted on 02/09/2007 8:18:31 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: yankeedame

45 posted on 02/09/2007 8:19:56 AM PST by BenLurkin
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To: krb

Guess I've just been around FR too long. ;-D


46 posted on 02/09/2007 8:21:25 AM PST by linda_22003
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To: Texas_shutterbug

I too attended Bryn Mawr but in those days women were not as sensitized I guess and in my environment men could think anything they wished and we were pretty secure and oblivious on beyond the romantic aspect of course. In between the Rosie the Riveters and the Gloria Steinemites were some of the good old days!! {Thanks for listening!}


47 posted on 02/09/2007 8:22:16 AM PST by righteousindignation
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To: Diogenesis; Mean Maryjean

I honestly can't tell her gender by looking unless I see her in a skirt/dress.


48 posted on 02/09/2007 8:22:51 AM PST by Froufrou
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To: Froufrou

Here's hoping it's Rosie O'Doughnut-she'd be perfect for it. And they probably have benefits for same sex couples.


49 posted on 02/09/2007 8:23:42 AM PST by mrmargaritaville
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To: Froufrou

She's an Arts & Sciences type (history) and will fit right into the mold. It was the A & S faculty that forced Summers out. Summers fit like a fist in the eye. ("Faust" is German for fist but this lady will do nothing to disturb the smothering Harvard status quo.)


50 posted on 02/09/2007 8:24:00 AM PST by Malesherbes
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