I said last week that I’d be surprised if Harvard hired a female president, and I said so with sarcasm (as is my wont); someone get me a heaping plate of crow, please. I’m thrilled and humbled and heartened to eat every last bite with relish. Drew Gilpin Faust has been named the first female and twenty-eighth president of Harvard University. She told the press that she is the “president of Harvard not the woman president of Harvard,” and that’s commendable, though of course she will always be the first woman president of Harvard. Yay!!