“mocking Trump supporters after the election”
Mark Schlissel of U. Michigan wrote a number of anti-Trump emails he tried to hide. Now he may be headed to Harvard.
The College Fix reports:
UMich president, who fought release of anti-Trump emails, expected on Harvard president shortlist
The University of Michigan fought for nearly a year to prevent the release of President Mark Schlissel’s emails denouncing Donald Trump during his presidential campaign and shortly after his improbable victory.
It lost the legal battle, and the public learned that Schlissel was saying similar things privately as publicly, including mocking Trump supporters after the election “who now feel marginalized and ostracized” on campus.
Now Schlissel is likely on Harvard University’s shortlist for its next university president, the dean of its medical school tells The Harvard Crimson.
As a physician, Schlissel is one of several “life scientists” that Dean George Daley “expects” have made the private “under-20″ list previously reported by the Crimson. Others include former Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, now head of the World Bank; Harvard Provost Alan Garber; and geneticist Eric Lander, president of the Broad Institute, a joint biomedical venture between Harvard and MIT.
Daley confirmed he doesn’t have “direct knowledge” of the search but said he has argued to the committee, which has consulted him, that “we would be very well served in the future to have a scientist as president.” Harvard’s last scientist president, Bryant Conant, served from 1933 to 1953.
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