Talk:Drew Gilpin Faust

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observation on the late creation of Faust's article[edit]

Faust of course belongs in Wikipedia, but isn't it funny that she wasn't added until she was considered for Harvard presidency. If she's being considered for Harvard presidency, she is clearly already notable; but, like many women academics and scientists, she was out of the picture. --lquilter 02:51, 10 February 2007 (UTC)

Eh, not many academics / academic administrators, male or female, have better-than-stub articles on the Wikipedia. Doops | talk 20:49, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
Yeah... I mean take a look at John C. Mather and George Smoot. They were the 2006 Nobel prize laureates in physics, and their articles were both created on October 3, 2006, the day the prize was announced, despite the fact that someone who could possibly be a considered for a Nobel prize must clearly already be notable. So I don't think there's a gender issue in that particular omission, unless Mssrs. Mather and Smoot are secretly women... --Delirium 02:20, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
It's a problem for all academics, of course ... but in my judgment particularly a problem for female academics. some day, someone will study wikipedia for these issues & give us some numbers one way or the other! --lquilter 16:45, 12 February 2007 (UTC)
I must say that I don't think that gender is likely to have anything to do with it. When I created the article for Paul S. Fiddes in 2006 he had already long established his claim to notability: 1989-2007 Principal of Regent's Park College, Oxford; 1996-98 Chair of Oxford's Theology Faculty; 2000-05 co-chair of Anglican/Baptist conversations; 2002- Professor of Systematic Theology in the University of Oxford; 2004- Doctor of Divinity (Oxon.), Honorary Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford, and honorary doctor of Bucharest University; 2005 Bampton Lecturer; 2006-10 co-chair of Baptist/Catholic conversations; his major publications appeared in 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2000 (again), and 2003. In short, when Wikipedia was launched in 2001 Fiddes had been recognised as a major theologian for more than a decade, yet it took until 2006 for his article to be created. At about the same time that I created the Fiddes article I began one on Jane Shaw, a female academic nearly twenty years Fiddes's junior.--Oxonian2006 (talk) 22:19, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
academic bios are a weak point. plenty of work to do. Pohick2 (talk) 16:48, 26 December 2009 (UTC)

Where was this lady born?[edit]

Just curious, where was Ms. Gilpin Faust born? Can't find a bit of info on that topic. T Daulton 209.142.130.166 21:14, 11 February 2007 (UTC)

Just added Boston Globe article that gives birthplace as Virginia. Jokestress 21:21, 11 February 2007 (UTC)
That was corrected to New York City, but she grew up in Virginia.Parkwells (talk) 18:07, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Why a full section on the Romer decision?[edit]

Does this really warrant a whole section on Faust's page? Something happened behind the scenes, and nobody knows what. Lots of things happen behind the scenes at Harvard. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.163.200.137 (talk) 19:59, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Updating photo for Drew Gilpin Faust[edit]

I'd like to update the photo for Drew Gilpin Faust to the following: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Drew_Gilpin_Faust,_Harvard_University_President,_2012.png - I am the digital content strategist for Harvard and we recently updated the photo caption on that page to add the CC Attribution 3.0 license to the photo. I uploaded to Wikimedia Commons from my account. Any objections? Mikepetroff (talk) 19:50, 27 November 2012 (UTC)

Why Faust?[edit]

The article says nothing about the source of her surname Faust. --37.24.11.144 (talk) 17:02, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

It's in the "Personal Section"; her first husband's surname was Faust.Parkwells (talk) 18:05, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Out of balance - Black Mass[edit]

Having such a lengthy quote related to a student event is overkill in terms of her career and initiatives at Harvard, or the importance of this event; her response can be summarized.Parkwells (talk) 18:08, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Agreed. This is ridiculously out of proportion. Kafka Liz (talk) 20:25, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

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