Drew Gilpin Faust, the “pain-in-the-neck” little girl from rural Virginia who became the president of Harvard University. (photo: Harvard University)
Season 6, Episode 4
This week on Freakonomics Radio: an in-depth interview with Drew Gilpin Faust, who was installed as the president of Harvard University in 2007. Stephen Dubner explores how a (self-described) “pain-in-the-neck” little girl from rural Virginia came to run the most powerful university in the world.
Plus, what is the true value these days of a college education? We hear from Allen Ezell, a former FBI agent, Karl Rove, the former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff for President George W. Bush, and David Card, an economist at Berkeley.