My alma mater, Lehigh University, has been creeping away from its engineering roots for years, thanks largely to the efforts of
C. Montgomery BurnsGregory Farrington, the evilformer University president. Apparently, Lehigh’s board of trustees has named a successor:
Alice P. Gast, a world-renowned researcher with a passion for teaching, has been named Lehigh Universityâ€™s 13th president.
Gast has served as vice president for research and associate provost at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for almost five years. She will succeed Gregory C. Farrington, who announced last fall that he would conclude his eight-year term at Lehighâ€™s helm in June.
A researcher… from MIT? Is it too much for me to hope that this selection is the board’s way of trying to reverse Farrington’s idiotic policies, designed to keep
Club RauchRauch Business School afloat sheerly at the expense of the P.C. Rossin School of Engineering?
I might reconsider my non-recommendation of LU to my little brother if that ends up being the case.