Archive for Drew Faust

Taoiseach meets with Harvard president to discuss innovation

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 1 July 2010 by Steve

“The Taoiseach Brian Cowen TD met with the president of Harvard University yesterday as she visited Ireland. Dr Drew Faust is an eminent historian and the first female Harvard president. The main focus of discussion at the meeting between the Taoiseach and Dr Faust was the central role of higher education and research in driving economic growth and innovation …” (more)

[Jennifer Yau, Silicon Republic, 1 July]

‘Quick payoffs wrong path’ for education: Harvard Head calls for long view

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 1 July 2010 by Steve

“The focus on higher education as a fundamental engine of economic growth can distort our understanding of all that universities should and must be, the president of Harvard University cautioned yesterday. In an address to the Royal Irish Academy, Dr Drew Faust said this could devalue research investigation that may not yield immediate payoffs or solve concrete problems …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 1 July]

The Case for Universities

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 June 2010 by Steve

“In a June 30 address to the Royal Irish Academy at Trinity College, Dublin, where she was made an honorary member (earlier, she also met with alumni), President Drew Faust reemphasized her vision of the place of research universities ‘in a changing and globalizing world’ …” (more)

[Harvard Magazine, 30 June]

Harvard president to meet Taoiseach

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 30 June 2010 by Steve

“The first woman to serve as president of Harvard will meet Taoiseach Brian Cowen today before addressing the Royal Irish Academy on the challenges facing higher education. In Dublin yesterday, Dr Drew Faust said her address would examine the increasing pressure on higher education from government to provide a dizzying array of functions …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 30 June]