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Harvard's first female president says her presence would have been unthinkable just a few years back.

Published October 15, 2007 4:50PM (EDT)

"In the past half century, American colleges and universities have shared in a revolution, serving as both the emblem and the engine of the expansion of citizenship, equality and opportunity -- to blacks, women, Jews, immigrants, and others who would have been subjected to quotas or excluded altogether in an earlier era. My presence here today -- and indeed that of many others on this platform -- would have been unimaginable even a few short years ago."

--Drew Gilpin Faust, Harvard University's first female president, last week during her inauguration.

By Tracy Clark-Flory

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