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Al Gore may lead Harvard

According to the Financial Times, the inside candidates to replace Lawrence Summers and Derek Bok include two women

  • Drew Gilpin Faust, dean of the Radcliffe IAS, a feminist historian,
  • Elena Kagan, dean of the Harvard law school, please add all compliments here.
The external candidates who are being discussed include
  • Condoleeza Rice, please add compliments here,
  • Al Gore '69.
In the last entertaining scenario that would no longer shock me, those who will stay will probably be equipped with a personal carbon dioxide meter, among other things. :-) The renegade band of rightwing extremists at Harvard would certainly enter a very happy era.

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reader Alan said...

Seeing Condi Rice, who has expressed interest in being president of the NFL, reminds me of the late A. Bart Giamatti. One day he stunned Yale by resigning as president to become the commissioner of baseball. When asked by aghast academics how he could leave the hallowed halls of Academe for the world of athletics and business, he replied "You meet a better class of people."