Harvard Names a New President, an Insider and Historic First

From a New York Times story by Stephanie Saul and Vimal Patel headlined “Harvard Names a New President, an Insider and Historic First”:

Harvard University announced that its new president would be Claudine Gay, the dean of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She will be the first Black leader of Harvard, and the second woman to hold the position, succeeding Lawrence S. Bacow.

Dr. Gay will take office in July 2023, just as the university faces a pivotal Supreme Court decision that may force it to revise its longstanding admissions processes, which have been criticized for considering factors that favor white and wealthy candidates while also using affirmative action to bolster enrollment by Black and Hispanic students.