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.
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.
Charlie Rose, Nov. 7: A discussion on the outlook for America with University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann, New York Times columnists David Brooks and Tom Friedman, Random House executive vice president Jon Meacham, and Tom Brokaw of NBC News.
The male-only membership at Augusta National Golf Club, home to the Masters Tournament, has drawn the ire of female college presidents, who are leading increasing numbers of prestigious schools in the U.S.