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Therefore Harvard has elected and gone itself a female president, the first in the university’s 370-year history. Which means half of all Ivy group universities have women at the helm right now, which is a impressive statistic. A couple weeks ago, researchers got a little thrilled that Nobel Laureate Tom Cech and neurobiologist Steven Hyman had been being considered for Harvard president. But Drew Gilpin Faust, a historian, became the odds-on preferred after Cech withdrew his name from the competition, saying he was choosing to stay on as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. And who can blame him? The Harvard job, as Larry Summers knows well, is usually no cake walk.