An article in today’s Boston Globe confirms that our esteemed President Lee C. Bollinger is once again on the shortlist of candidates for the soon-to-be vacant position of President of Harvard University. The list, which is currently running just over 30 strong, includes the presidents of Columbia, Brown, UPenn and Princeton, as well as some internal candidates vying for the ultimate promotion. As of yet, no word from Bollinger on whether or not he’s considering jumping ship—although at a recent fireside chat at 60 Morningside, a Bwog staffer did hear him say something to the effect of “This is my home. I’m here for the long haul.” O President! my President! Let it be true!
If he does in fact plan on sticking around, now is the time for PrezBo to start rolling out the thinly-veiled rhetoric about Columbia’s future and how we’re all in this together. We’ll certainly be on the lookout in upcoming speeches for hints at the President’s true intentions, but if he’d like a more direct approach, Bwog would like to hereby offer Bollinger a post—his very own Bwog post!—to formally announce his intentions to stay. So, Lee C., if you’re out there, e-mail us! We’d love to hear from you.
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