As multiple news outlets reported this morning, Jim Yong Kim ’82 was selected as Obama’s pick to lead the World Bank. Kim, who graduated from Brown with a degree in Human Biology, went on to receive a MD and PhD from Harvard prior to becoming president of Dartmouth back in 2009. As the Herald reported earlier this month, President Simmons was also a candidate for the position.
While I’m sure President Kim achieved many great feats in his time as president, I highly doubt anything will compare to him rapping over a Black Eyed Peas track, draped in glow sticks and sporting some futuristic t-shirt situation:
A note to President Obama: we’re sorry that we keep scooping up your candidates – Christina Paxson would have been another perfect fit for the job. However, if you would like to appoint a current Brown student to one of these positions, we already have a cover letter ready for your viewing.