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Harvard dean named BYU-Idaho president (Associated Press)
By Debbie Hummel, Associated Press Writer  | 
June 6, 2005

Harvard Business School Dean Kim B. Clark was named Monday as president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, the head of the Mormon church said.

Clark, 56, will step down from his post at Harvard on July 31 to assume the leadership of the church-owned university in Rexburg, Idaho.

The announcement was made in Salt Lake City by Gordon B. Hinckley, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with Clark joining via live video feed from Boston.

Clark said he was honored to be selected for the post, but that it would be difficult to "leave a school that I love." He said he is leaving "one of the great jobs in the world …"


Harvard Business dean to step down (The Boston Globe)
By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff  | 
June 7, 2005

Harvard Business School dean Kim B. Clark, who over the past decade has focused the school on ethics, technology, global commerce, and entrepreneurship, yesterday said he will resign on July 31 to become the president of Brigham Young University-Idaho…


 Harvard names acting dean of education (The Boston Globe)
June 7, 2005

Harvard's Graduate School of Education announced yesterday that Kathleen McCartney, a professor in early childhood development, has been named acting dean as officials seek a permanent dean for that school. Ellen Condliffe Lagemann said in March that she would step down as dean after three years on the job, prompting speculation that her departure stemmed from tensions with Harvard president Lawrence H. Summers…


 White Coat Notes: Woods Hole Research Center replaces its founder (The Boston Globe)
June 7, 2005

John Holdren of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government last week became only the second director in the 20-year history of the Woods Hole Research Center in Woods Hole, an influential environmental research group that specializes in preserving forested regions such as the Amazon River basin in Brazil. Holdren, director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School, is known to the 45 staff members because he's been a visiting scientist and trustee there since 1991…


Mental care found subpar as need grows (The Boston Globe)
By Carey Goldberg, Globe Staff  | 
June 7, 2005

Among the one-quarter of Americans who suffer from mental disorders each year, many more seek treatment now than a decade ago, but most of the care they receive is inadequate, a major new national survey finds…

The study shows that mental illness has as great an impact on Americans as other common maladies such as diabetes or heart disease, but it tends to start decades earlier, said Ronald C. Kessler, professor of healthcare policy at Harvard Medical School, who led the survey.


 Harvard B-school dean calls it quits (Boston Herald)
By Jay Fitzgerald
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - Updated: 02:37 AM EST

A personal request from the president of the Mormon Church trumped any appeal by Harvard University President Lawrence Summers for Kim Clark to stay as head of Harvard Business School.

So Clark, 56, dean of the powerhouse business school for the past 10 years, announced yesterday he's leaving Harvard to become president of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

The sudden departure of Clark, who steps down July 31, leaves a big hole for the business school.

Summers said Harvard will launch an immediate search for an interim dean, and a full-scale search for a permanent replacement…


 Treatment of mental illness falling short (Boston Herald) 
By Jessica Heslam
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - Updated: 03:25 AM EST

Most Americans with mental illness remain untreated, experts say, and many of those who seek help are getting inadequate care.

A national survey found less than one-third of Americans get adequate treatment despite the many advances in the field during the past decade.

``The troubling part is that the quality of treatment isn't keeping up with the increase in people's belief that treatment helps,'' said Ronald Kessler, a Harvard Medical School researcher involved in the study…


 Kids who got milk may get big belly (Boston Herald)
By Jessica Heslam
Tuesday, June 7, 2005 - Updated: 03:26 AM EST

Wearing a milk mustache, actress Kelly Preston and Meredith Vieira of ABC's ``The View'' credit the bovine beverage for their slim and sexy waist lines.

Despite the dairy industry's celebrity-heavy media blitz, milk may not do the body good when it comes to shedding pounds.

In a study of more than 12,000 children nationwide, Hub researchers found kids who drank the most milk gained the most weight…

``Too much of any one food or beverage is not good for children, and that includes milk,'' said researcher Catherine Berkey of Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School…


A Chance to Escape (The New York Times)
By John Tierney
Published: June 7, 2005

As enrollment has dropped at Edison, the student-to-teacher ratio has improved to about 22 from about 30. In the past two years, a new principal has revamped the administration and replaced half the teachers in the school. Under the new leadership, the average test score at the school last year rose dramatically - one of the largest increases of any high school in Florida.

Edison's improvement is not an isolated example, as three separate studies have found in Florida. Test scores have gone up more rapidly at schools facing the threat of vouchers than at other schools. The latest study, by Martin West and Paul Peterson of Harvard, shows that Florida's program is much more effective than the federal No Child Left Behind program…


Most Will Be Mentally Ill at Some Point, Study Says (The New York Times)
By Benedict Carey
June 7, 2005

More than half of Americans will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives, often beginning in childhood or adolescence, researchers have found in a survey that experts say will have wide-ranging implications for the practice of psychiatry…

Dr. Ronald C. Kessler, a professor of health care policy at Harvard Medical School, was the lead author of the survey, and was joined by a team of researchers from other universities and from the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Kessler said the rates of illness found should not be surprising.

"If I told you that 99 percent of Americans have had a physical illness, you wouldn't blink an eye," he said in an interview. "The fact is that there is a very wide range included here, with the equivalent of many psychiatric hangnails…”


Harvard's Case Study in Surprise (BusinessWeek)
By Francesca Di Meglio and William C. Symonds

June 6, 2005

Since he came to Harvard as a freshman in 1967, Harvard Business School Dean Kim Clark has left the university only once -- to serve as a Mormon missionary in Germany. Now, at 56, Clark is once again answering the call of his church. On June 6 he announced he's leaving Harvard to become president of Mormon-affiliated Brigham Young University-Idaho in Rexburg…


 Harvard Business School Dean Clark to Quit July 31 - Update2 (Bloomberg News)

June 6 (Bloomberg) -- Harvard Business School Dean Kim B. Clark, who introduced mandatory ethics classes last year following U.S. corporate scandals, plans to step down July 31 to become president of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Clark, 56, announced his resignation during a press conference today at the school's campus in Boston. He has been dean of the business school, which counts President George W. Bush among its graduates, since 1995, and has taught at Harvard since 1978. A Mormon, Clark said he was hired for his new job by Gordon B. Hinckley, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…


Does Harvard 'brand' matter anymore? (USA Today)
 By Greg Farrell, USA TODAY
June 7, 2005

Harvard. Just the name exudes superiority, if not smugness. From its "Veritas" coat of arms to the Georgian-era brick edifices that dot its campus, everything about this storied institution, founded in 1636, smacks of that most un-American trait, elitism.

As Harvard prepares to confer degrees on yet another batch of graduates Thursday, academic experts scratch their heads at how this institution maintains its reputational dominance in an era of academic parity. But a marketer would understand the Harvard aura in a nanosecond: It's the ultimate brand, at least in the academic world…


Study: U.S. Leads In Mental Illness, Lags in Treatment (The Washington Post)
By Rick Weiss
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, June 7, 2005; Page A03

One-quarter of all Americans met the criteria for having a mental illness within the past year, and fully a quarter of those had a "serious" disorder that significantly disrupted their ability to function day to day, according to the largest and most detailed survey of the nation's mental health, published yesterday…

"We lead the world in a lot of good things, but we're also leaders in this one particular domain that we'd rather not be," said Ronald Kessler, the Harvard professor of health care policy who led the effort, called the National Comorbidity Survey Replication…


 Harvard Business School Dean Will Leave (The Wall Street Journal)
June 7, 2005; Page A2

BOSTON -- Harvard Business School Dean Kim B. Clark said he will step down July 31 to become president of Brigham Young University-Idaho, the second-largest campus in the Mormon higher-education system.

Mr. Clark was named dean of Harvard Business School in 1995; he is the eighth dean in the school's 97-year history. An expert in technology and operations management, Mr. Clark has been a member of the business school's faculty since 1978. A Harvard-trained economist, he grew up in Washington state and Utah. Mr. Clark, a Mormon, has also served in a variety of church posts…

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