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Meet Harvard's new president: Lawrence Bacow

Lawrence Bacow
Lawrence Bacow in 2009. Photo: Michael Fein / Bloomberg via Getty Images

Harvard announced Sunday that Lawrence S. Bacow, an admired leader in higher education, will become the university's 29th president on July 1. Bacow was president of Tufts University from 2001 to 2011, before moving to Harvard where he currently serves Hauser Leader-in-Residence in the Center for Public Leadership.

Timing: The move ends Harvard's months-long search to replace former president Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president in the school's 380-year history, who announced she was stepping down last June after 11 years in the role.