President of Harvard
Drew Gilpin Faust: president of Harvard, Civil War scholar
With all the fanfare around Drew Gilpin Faust being the first female president of Harvard University, it was easy to forget that she’s also a noted scholar on the Civil War and the American South. The latest of her six books is “This Republic of Suffering,’’ which examines the effects of the war’s enormous death toll. She’ll speak at the Boston Public Library as part of the Lowell Lecture Series on April 10.