Harvard President Larry Bacow reflects on his first year at helm

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 21:14 in Psychology & Sociology

During an in-depth interview, Harvard President Larry Bacow looks back on his first year in office. He also discusses the importance of truth as a principle, his commitment to public service, and what he’s anticipating most at his first Commencement as University leader. Q&A Larry Bacow GAZETTE: It’s been just under a year since you took office. Is there anything that has really surprised you in that time? BACOW: All the surprises have been on the upside. I knew and understood the job, and I knew Harvard pretty well before I took this role. In contrast, I had a lot more to learn about Tufts when I went there [as president]. But one thing that you can never truly appreciate until you sit in this position is the degree of interest in everything that goes on at Harvard. This really was driven home to me on my recent trip to China. I gave a...

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