Sunday, February 11, 2007

Dr. Faust's Success

Congratulations to Drew Gilpin Faust, Professor of American History at Harvard and the new president of Harvard. She joins other distinguished women as president of Ivy League colleges.

According to Bloomberg's interesting article about Dr. Faust, "The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, the first Ivy League school to select a woman as president, was led by Judith Rodin from 1994 to 2004. Rodin was succeeded by Amy Gutmann, and women now also lead Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and Princeton University in New Jersey." It appears that Bloomberg does not count Bryn Mawr College in the Ivy League.

Forbes also mentions that Dr Faust got her BA at Bryn Mawr College in 1968, so I could have known her when I was there. Bryn Mawr College's current president Nancy Vickers is now retiring. I am eager to see who our new president will be.


Blogger Michael Faris said...

It appears you have been hit by spam!

Bryn Mawr isn't Ivy League. The Ivy League isn't just a status thing, it's technically an athletic conference comprised of eight schools:


3:16 PM  
Blogger amd said...

And let me tell you - Ivy football is really good.

It's certainly not a matter of quality - I think there are a lot more people who know that Bryn Mawr is awesome than there are those who know Penn is even in the Ivy League. As a Fighting Quaker, though, Judith Rosin's appointment as the first female Ivy president was a point of pride for me. It's amazing to me now that half of the Ivy schools are headed by women.

(My other college-related point of pride is Penn's oxymoronic mascot)

We should trade Philadelphia stories sometime.


7:02 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home