May 7, 1999
Harvard Tenures First Philosopher in 17 Years; Noted Law Professor at Duke May Follow Wife to California; Yale's School of Management Hires 7
The streak is over.
Harvard University has just tenured one of its own philosophers: Richard G. Heck. In most circles, that might not qualify as news, but Harvard hasn't given the nod to anyone in its philosophy department in 17 years.
The last person to win tenure in the department was Warren Goldfarb, in 1982, and he was the first since 1962.
Since Mr. Goldfarb's ascent, the department has