Faust, faculty explore changing times at Your Harvard event in Minnesota

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 11:12 in Psychology & Sociology

Minnesota takes its history seriously. Its historical society was established in 1849, nine years before it became the 32nd U.S. state. But when Harvard President Drew Faust and faculty members visited St. Paul last month for the Your Harvard: Twin Cities event, the conversation focused on more recent times. “If we consider the world over the past decade, we can see such sweeping and profound change in so many dimensions of our lives,” Faust told more than 250 alumni and friends gathered at the Minnesota History Center. “I believe you would be hard-pressed to find a decade in which more change took place.” Your Harvard: Twin Cities, the latest in a series of global gatherings during the Harvard Campaign, was co-hosted by the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Minnesota. As she reflected on her tenure, Faust — who has announced her plans to step down next June — recalled the...

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