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Keep an Eye on This Guy
If you were running a search committee, say a Dartmouth Presidential Search Committee, and you wanted to bring a candidate to campus, you could sneak him into Hanover in the back of a delivery vehicle and hope that nobody recognizes him. Or you could be more clever than that, and hide your man in plain sight by inviting him to come speak as part of a lecture series.
I am not saying that Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is going to be our next president, but you should give him a look nonetheless. He has done a great job over the past 20 years at UMBC (the school ranked #8 for Best Undergraduate Teaching; Dartmouth tied for #1 with Princeton), he’ll make the diversity crowd happy, and by all accounts he is a superstar in virtually every respect. He’s speaking in Filene at 4pm on October 23.
Addendum: A little background. A clip from 60 Minutes:
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