In its June meeting, the Board of Regents approved the appointment of several leadership positions. Nancy Berner succeeds John Swallow, C'89, as provost. Jay Fisher, C'79, was elected as the Secretary of the Corporation and vice president for university relations. Doug Williams, C'81, assumes oversight of Facilities Management.
Associate Professor Kelly Whitmer explores the history of "innovation culture" in her article: "Imagining Uses for Things: Teaching 'useful knowledge' in the early eighteenth century," which recently appeared in the journal History of Science.