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The f-cking Ivy's putting us out to pasture. Eat me!

Oh, I get it. Six of eight Presidents are women. I need not apply. A Jewish white guy should be a shoo-in for a Nobel prize, and I can't even mansplain as the CEO of an overpriced woke institution?

Fortunately, the Tribe is well represented in the legal profession. Columbia will be hearing from my attack dog, Mr. Gingrich.

BTW, I will not dignify mentioning that gonif by name, simply because I can't begin to pronounce it. In the future I will simply refer her as NMS.

Columbia University Names Nemat Shafik as President, the First Woman to Hold the Post

Shafik, an economist, currently leads London School of Economics and Political Science; six of the eight Ivy League schools will have a woman as president

Nemat ‘Minouche’ Shafik will become Columbia University’s leader in July.

By Melissa Korn, WSJ

Jan. 18, 2023 1:04 pm ET

Columbia University named economist Nemat “Minouche” Shafik, the current leader of the London School of Economics and Political Science, as its next president on Wednesday.

She will take the helm of the sprawling Ivy League institution in July, becoming the first woman to lead Columbia. At that time, six of the eight schools in the Ivy League—all but Yale University and Princeton University—will be led by women.

In addition to academic roles at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University, she has worked at the World Bank, the U.K.’s Department for International Development, the International Monetary Fund and the Bank of England. She has led LSE since 2017 and in 2021 published a book titled, “What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract.”

“What set Minouche apart as a candidate is her unshakable confidence in the vital role institutions of higher education can and must play in solving the world’s most complex problems,” Jonathan Lavine, chairman of Columbia’s board of trustees, wrote in a letter to the school community Wednesday.

Lee Bollinger, Columbia’s president for 21 years, said last April that he would step down at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.

Columbia, located in Manhattan, has a highly regarded undergraduate program and schools of business, medicine, journalism and law that draw students from around the world. It underwent a significant physical expansion and massive fundraising push under Mr. Bollinger, but has also faced challenges including high debt loads for graduate students entering low-paying fields, inaccuracies in its submissions to U.S. News & World Report ranking and a federal lawsuit alleging antitrust violations in how the school awards financial aid.

In published comments on her career and new appointment, Dr. Shafik, who was born in Egypt and raised in the U.S., said that the university should promote social justice in a pluralistic society and that she believes diverse leadership can strengthen institutions.

“Being able to engage with people who have a very different perspective and point of view is an essential way to build a cohesive society,” she said.

Write to Melissa Korn at

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