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Timeline 2001-2002

Leading international economist Jeffrey D. Sachs ’76 says he will leave Harvard this summer to accept a teaching appointment at Columbia University. In his new post he will direct Columbia’s Earth Institute, which focuses on economic development without environmental damage.

April 5

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Pug Winokur announces he will resign from the Harvard Corporation at the end of June. As a result of the Enron scandal Winokur, in a letter to Summers, says he feels the scandal is diverting attention from Summers’ agenda for Harvard and from the work of the Corporation and University.

April 7

Former Secretary of the Treasury Robert E. Rubin ’60 is confirmed by the Board of Overseers as the newest member of the Harvard Corporation. He will assume his post when Robert G. Stone Jr.’45, steps down after 27 years of service on the University’s highest governing board.

April 12

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