Harvard's new president: Quote of the Day

Who is Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust?

Published February 12, 2007 3:50PM (EST)

"She was raised to be a rich man's wife. Instead she becomes the president of the most powerful university in the world."

-- Elizabeth Warren, a law professor at Harvard, speaking about her friend and colleague Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust. Faust was appointed president of Harvard on Sunday, making her the first woman to lead the university in its 371-year history. Warren was quoted in a New York Times profile of Faust.

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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