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USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell
USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

 Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, will begin the job in July 2015. She will replace David J. Skorton, 64, who is leaving to become secretary of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Garrett's appointment to the Ithaca, N.Y., university comes at a time when college campuses nationwide are facing a litany of challenges, from allegations they have failed to...

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