Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Dames Aflame

Harvard University named historian Drew Gilpin Faust as its first female president Sunday. The announcement ended the search for a successor to Lawrence Summers, whose remarks on genetic differences between the sexes sparked controversy. Faust discusses her new role with Jim Lehrer.

In media interviews over the weekend, Faust shared the advice her mother gave her long ago: "'this is a man's world, sweetie, and the sooner you learn that, the better off you'll be." Faust explained that her mom's advice was perhaps "a bitter comment from a woman of a generation who didn't have the kind of choices my generation of women had."

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2 comments:

Amy Morton said...

I saw that interview. She is a very interesting, smart person. Her area of expertise is Civil War history.

VictoratGaImproper said...

And she's a trail blazer in the women's velcro footwear movement. More will be revealed at Georgia Improper later.