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Subject: Horse manure


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Date Posted: 14:15:15 06/14/17 Wed
In reply to: An Observer 's message, "Drew Faust Stepping Down at in June 2018" on 13:30:20 06/14/17 Wed

IMHO, with all due respect, the preceding post is all total hope manure.

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Date Posted: 14:16:47 06/14/17 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Not a minute to soon, imho ....


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Observer
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Date Posted: 14:33:13 06/14/17 Wed

Take a look at some of the initial comments on the story in the Harvard Crimson.

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/6/15/faust-to-step-down-in-june-2018/

I think (hope!) these initial comments reflect majority current sentiment. Many will be happy to see her go ... and VERY happy to see Amaker, Murphy, et als stay.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Not a minute to soon, imho ....


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 16:17:04 06/14/17 Wed

Barack Obama is available.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: Not a Yale man, I don't think.


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Observer
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Date Posted: 17:32:58 06/14/17 Wed

Somebody came up with the idea of Mark Roosevelt. 2 Harvard degrees; suitably leftist and presumably likes basketball, since he had his picture taken at a Celtics game when he was running for Governor.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Not a minute to soon, imho ....


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Franklin
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Date Posted: 13:32:20 06/15/17 Thu

Gilpin Faust is similar to another favorite off-topic subject on this board, Jeff Immelt.

Both faced unique challenges because of the situations they inherited, Gilpin Faust the interest rate derivatives and other bad investments left over from Summers and Immelt the financial crisis and fraudulent accounting implemented under Welch.

Gilpin Faust and Immelt were both dealt challenging hands but now, as both are stepping down, their tenures will be viewed as failures, fairly or not.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Horse manure


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An Observer
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Date Posted: 12:50:16 06/15/17 Thu

I think that you read more into my original post than I said. I did not express any "hope" that Amaker will leave this year. Indeed, I've said many times before that I think he will stay at Harvard for the rest of his career. It is a fantastic risk-adjusted return on his investment of his personal time. He is paid extraordinarily well and gets to work with fine young men on a stimulating campus, with almost zero pressure to win. He could not win another Ivy championship for a decade and not feel pressure. Staying at Harvard makes all the sense in the world as a good spot to be in the life graph of risk and return.

What I did say is that, if Amaker were ever to leave, this coming year would be an opportune time. The next Harvard president cannot be more accommodative than Drew Faust; he or she can only be more restrictive than her laissez faire style. If Harvard selects another old school leader in the manner of Larry Summers, then Bob Scalise will find his wings sharply clipped. Amaker may not want to operate in that environment.

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[> [> [> Subject: Nay nay


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Observer
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Date Posted: 13:51:17 06/15/17 Thu

Larry Summers was very pro sports, He loved getting down on the sideline at football games, sticking his nose in the huddle, and tossing the ball around.

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