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John Harvard's Journal

Weighing In

May-June 2002

What lies ahead for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences? What are the most important qualities for its next dean? Who would be the ideal candidate? President Lawrence Summers has invited comment from members of the faculty, students, and staff. Suggestions may be forwarded to [email protected] or sent to the president's office, in Massachusetts Hall.?An advisory group of senior faculty members has also been formed to consult throughout the spring with Summers and Provost Steven Hyman on the search. They are: Jorge Dom'nguez (government, and director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs), Catherine Dulac (molecular and cellular biology), Daniel Fisher (physics), Henry Louis Gates Jr. (Afro-American studies), Stephen Greenblatt (English), Benedict Gross (mathematics), Douglas Melton (molecular and cellular biology), Thomas Scanlon (philosophy), Daniel Schacter (psychology), Maria Tatar (German), Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (history), Sidney Verba (government and director of the Harvard University Library), and Mary Waters (sociology).