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Perdue named to Harvard fellowship

Posted January 24, 2013

Gov. Beverly Perdue

— Former Gov. Beverly Perdue will serve as a resident fellow in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University during the spring semester, university officials said Thursday.

Perdue is among six fellows named by Harvard's Institute of Politics. They will interact with students, participate in the intellectual life of the Harvard community and lead weekly study groups on a wide variety of issue areas.

"Our spring fellows class features public servants with significant experience in politics, campaigns, international diplomacy, journalism and elected office that is sure to interest our students, faculty and the Harvard community," Trey Grayson, director of the Institute of Politics, said in a statement.

In addition to Perdue, the fellows include National Journal columnist Charlie Cook; Karen Hughes, an adviser to former President George W. Bush; Steve Kerrigan, who oversaw the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte; John Murray, founder of YG Action, a conservative policy advocacy group; and Washington Post China correspondent Keith Richburg.

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  • affirmativediversity Jan 25, 10:38 a.m.

    Good for Harvard...Hey maybe they'll make room for Kay Hagan when she's kicked out of office...

  • Bartmeister Jan 24, 7:31 p.m.

    Anything to get her out of NC

  • wakewiseone Jan 24, 7:22 p.m.

    what a joke !!!!

    i knew harvard was a low information org when it produced the likes of obama and the ceo that screwed up blue cross a few years ago.

    but pudge??? give me a break.

  • Rebelyell55 Jan 24, 7:21 p.m.

    Just had to drop in and see some of the "bashing". She may of not been a great Gov. but the woman ain't that dumb. In two years after the current group get through with the state, I'll be interested to see what some have to say.

  • atheistswillrule Jan 24, 7:20 p.m.

    Only 5.07% of the population is Republican...Sounds like HEAVEN ( even for an atheist). atheistswillrule

    But a Republican still managed to beat Martha Coakley for the open Senate seat a few years ago. Go figure. samr

    She didn't carry Cambridge MA where Harvard is located. In fact they went against her by 90%....GO FIGURE.

  • welfarequeen Jan 24, 7:13 p.m.

    Wingate is a grossly underrated institution. samr

    LoL, yeah Sugar. Send the word out WATCH OUT HARVARD!!! Wingate college is gunning for you. What is in the water around here?

  • welfarequeen Jan 24, 7:09 p.m.

    Wow, The Worst Gov. in the History of NC gets a job like this at Harvard. I'm going to try and apply for something over there. Maybe a professor or something. I know I'm not qualified, but I'm sure I can do it!! onegood dad

    Dream on Sugar! you might want to first aim for being fry crew chief at McD's before you aim for Harvard!.

  • samr Jan 24, 7:03 p.m.

    Only 5.07% of the population is Republican...Sounds like HEAVEN ( even for an atheist).
    atheistswillrule

    But a Republican still managed to beat Martha Coakley for the open Senate seat a few years ago. Go figure. Wingate is a grossly underrated institution.

  • One Good Dad Jan 24, 6:53 p.m.

    Wow, The Worst Gov. in the History of NC gets a job like this at Harvard. I'm going to try and apply for something over there. Maybe a professor or something. I know I'm not qualified, but I'm sure I can do it!! Just give me a good salary and a 4 year contract and I'll see what I can do. I'm sure I'll be able to do more at Harvard than she did for the State of N.C.

  • atheistswillrule Jan 24, 6:38 p.m.

    A ray of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day! Good riddance to bad rubbish- here's hoping that grossly overrated institution keeps her!!! senclandson

    And you attended WHERE? Wingate?

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