Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman said she worried she wasn’t qualified 11 years ago when the search committee urged her to apply for the post. A renowned molecular biologist, Tilghman sought the advice of then Princeton President Harold T. Shapiro, who was retiring.
Many U.S. states lack laws to protect people from harmful use of their whole DNA transcripts, or genomes, and should work with the federal government to provide consistent protection, presidential advisers said.
As much as higher education and corporate America would like to be engaged, college presidents are struggling to reconcile the demands and values of academia with shareholder skepticism about their boardroom commitments.
Princeton University chose a longtime insider as president, following Yale, as universities prepare for new challenges ranging from greater cost scrutiny to international expansion to the advent of online education.
Ezekiel Emanuel, the former White House health-policy adviser who is the older brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, agreed to run an ethics department at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine.