Dartmouth picks provost to be interim president
Dartmouth College, which is losing current president Jim Yong Kim to the World Bank, appointed provost Carol Folt today to lead the university while its board searches for a permanent replacement. Kim will leave June 30 to head the bank, a powerful international organization that distributes funds to developing nations. His appointment to that post was confirmed Monday. Folt was named provost, the second-highest rank at Dartmouth, in 2009, and was a strong contender for the top job before Kim was chosen.