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A Man With a Plan

Search Over at University of Iowa

GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT. That is what the University of Iowa community learned when its presidential search, often riddled with controversy, finally came to an end with the appointment of Sally Mason. The sentiments of faculty and staff ranged from elation to relief.

Marvin Krislov, Oberlin College (Ohio)

AT OBERLIN COLLEGE ?OHIO?, ACADEMIC EXCEL-lence is a priority. On July 1, 2007, as Marvin Krislov became the college's 14th president, this dedication to creating a strong academic institute was passed on to a new leader.

Chancellor Cordova Becomes President of Purdue

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A new leader for Weslyan University.

ACE President to Step Down

David Ward

A First for Harvard

Drew Gilpin Faust

The bio for Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard's new president come July 1, 2007, says that she is an "eminent historian." In mid-February, though, she made history herself by being the first woman in 371 years to be voted president of the Ivy League university.

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Appointments, Promotion and newsmakers

Bush Taps Gates for Cabinet Post

Texas A & M's Robert Gates tapped as Bush's new Defense Secretary

Vanderbilt Creates Website to Defend Gordon Gee