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President of Harvard: Drew Faust
February 20, 2007, Volume 53, No. 23

Harvard University recently named Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, a U.S. Civil War scholar, as its next president. She earned her Ph.D. in American Civilization in 1975 at Penn, and then taught here for over 25 years before becoming dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard in 2001 (Almanac April 11, 2000). Dr. Faust will take the helm as Harvard’s 28th leader, and its first female president on July 1, 2007. With Dr. Faust’s appointment, four of the eight Ivy League universities will soon be led by women: including Penn, Princeton and Brown. At Penn, Dr. Faust was the Annenberg Professor of History and had served from 1996-2001 as the director of the Women’s Studies Program (Almanac September 10, 1996).


Almanac - February 20, 2007, Volume 53, No. 23