By Laura Krantz GLOBE STAFF
CAMBRIDGE — Lawrence S. Bacow, the lawyer, economist, and former longtime president of Tufts University, will be the next president of Harvard University, the university trustees announced on Sunday.
The choice ends a months-long search for a successor to Drew Gilpin Faust, who is set to retire in June. Bacow was a member of the search committee that ultimately tapped him. Harvard announced the news at a Sunday afternoon press conference in Cambridge.
“We wanted someone who could hit the ground running, because neither we nor higher education have time to spare,” said William F. Lee, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation and chairman of Harvard’s presidential search committee.
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