Campus News

Harvard U. names new president

Harvard University has chosen for its­ 29th president a veteran leader of elite colleges, according to a report in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Lawrence S. Bacow, a former president of Tufts University, will succeed Drew Gilpin Faust in July.

Before he became president at Tufts, Bacow spent 24 years at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was chair of the faculty and then chancellor, a senior academic post.

Bacow currently holds the Hauser Leader-in-Residence position at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Center for Public Leadership.