President of Dartmouth picked to head World Bank
Kim nomination wins wide praise
President Barack Obama nominated Jim Kim, the Dartmouth College president and pioneer in global health, to lead the World Bank Friday. Political and public health leaders had widespread praise for the nomination, and said they expected him to be confirmed despite competition from candidates backed by developing nations. But the news surprised many at Dartmouth. Kim’s tenure, which has been rocky in recent months, would be one of the shortest for an Ivy League president in modern times.