Harvard set to pick next president; speculation centers on a woman

Feb. 9, 2007
A woman who did not attend the university is at the center of the speculation.

Harvard University's main governing board has settled on its choice for the next president, two sources close to the search process said yesterday. Drew Gilpin Faust, the dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, has been the front-runner over the past week, and several people close to the search say they are unaware of any other candidates being considered. Faust has never run a major institution, and she did not attend Harvard, something the university usually prefers.

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