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July-August 2006

Fulfilling its pledge to create formal channels through which to hear faculty and student ideas and views, the Corporation-Overseer committee searching for a permanent successor to President Lawrence H. Summers announced on May 12 the membership of two advisory groups (see “Precedent-Setting Presidential Search,” May-June, page 66).

The faculty group is chaired by Pforzheimer University Professor Sidney Verba. Other members, and their affiliations, are: Lisa Berkman (Harvard School of Public Health); Richard Fallon (Harvard Law School); Stephen Greenblatt (Faculty of Arts and Sciences [FAS]); Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham (FAS); Amy Hollywood (Harvard Divinity School); Eric Jacobsen (FAS); Alex Krieger (Harvard Graduate School of Design); Ramesh Narayan (FAS); William Sahlman (Harvard Business School); Judith Singer (Harvard Graduate School of Education); Robert Stavins (Kennedy School of Government); and Christopher T. Walsh (Harvard Medical School).

The student group is chaired by Matthew Murray (Kennedy School/Law School). The other members are Whitney Baxter (Harvard College [HC]); Katherine Beck (HC); Sarah Carter (Graduate School of Arts and Sciences [GSAS]); Liza Ching (Kennedy School); Kerith Conron (School of Public Health); Emilie Dressaire (GSAS); Gillian Fell (Medical School); Christopher Fonzone (Law School); Mark McInroy (Divinity School); Owen Patrick (Business School); Vivek Ramaswamy (HC); Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar (Graduate School of Education); and Christopher White (Design School).

Comments may be sent in confidence to psearch@harvard.edu or by mail to Harvard University Presidential Search Committee, Loeb House, 17 Quincy Street, Cambridge 02138, or to any member of the advisory groups.