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Submission + - Missed Opportunity at Harvard?

theodp writes: "In naming a replacement for the controversial Lawrence H. Summers, who resigned after causing a furor with comments regarding women's math and science abilities, Harvard has opted for a decidedly non-mathematical, non-scientific President in its choice of Drew Gilpin Faust, a specialist in the history of the South in the antebellum period and Civil War. Did Harvard miss an opportunity by not naming a female mathematician or scientist to the top post?"

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