Harvard University names Lawrence Bacow its 29th president

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has named Lawrence Bacow its 29th president.

Bacow is the former president of Tufts University and a leader-in-residence at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

He will take over from Drew Faust, 70, who has served in the post for more than a decade as Harvard’s first female president. Bacow assumes the office July 1, when Faust steps down.

Before becoming president of Tufts, Bacow spent 24 years on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of...

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