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RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Former North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue will spend her first few months out of office at Harvard University.

Harvard’s Institute of Politics announced Thursday that Perdue was selected for one of six resident fellowships for the spring semester. She’ll lead weekly study groups and interact with students on the Massachusetts campus.

Other new resident fellows include political analyst Charlie Cook, Democratic National Convention chief executive Steve Kerrigan and Karen Hughes, an adviser to former President George W. Bush.

Perdue was North Carolina’s first female lieutenant governor and governor, serving as chief executive for four years until earlier this month. She decided against seeking a second term as governor.

Perdue said last month she planned to become part of a foundation emphasizing education and technology and to start her own business.

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2015 years 10 months ago

Wow is all I can say. Harvard, you can do better than this.

A single tear...
2015 years 10 months ago

Warren checked the race portion of every college and law school employment application as white until she was 38 years old. While teaching law in Pennsylvania, she filled out forms for a faculty law directly to classify herself as Native American so she was put on a national short list of “minority law professors.”

Harvard hired the blue eyed, blonde, fair skinned Warren as its “Visiting Professor of Color” (no seriously) and eventually gave her a full professorship and tenure – at which time she dropped the Native-American claim of ancestry and resumed identifying herself as white. When asked by reporters last year why Cherokee genealogists insist she is not Native American and in fact, one of her ancestors likely killed a Cherokee, her defense was that her “grandfather had high cheekbones.” An uncomfortable moment no doubt.

There’s evidence that she practiced law for about 20 years without a license and advised large companies in lawsuits against individuals and smaller companies – all the while insisting she fights for the middle class that’s “getting hammered.” She also used her 0% interest loans from Harvard to purchase and sell foreclosed properties in her home state – feeding the credit beast she claims to hate.

So yeah, even the great Harvard can get duped.

2015 years 10 months ago

get real, what kind of business could you possibly start and operate Beverly that was not taxpayer funded, what could you posibly do as a small business that could be self sustaining?

2015 years 10 months ago

6 weeks before she left office, her son, a Raleigh attroney, established Perdue Associates, LLC.

Funding you ask — she carried nearly a million dollars from her liquidated campaign funds with her, tax free and hers to use as she sees fit.

Now a good question — will she be as liberal a spender when the money flows from her account and she can not raid the Lottery Fund or General Budget funds to replenish her check book>

2015 years 10 months ago

for liberal like Smiley to teach at an ultra liberal school like Hah-vard. Maybe one of the uber-lib students will ask her why it took her 4 years to ruin a state’s economy when a good lib can do it in less time.

2015 years 10 months ago

She’s gonna have to learn a new language
The CAHHHH goes in the Gah rahge

And it’s Hah Vahd Bev


2015 years 10 months ago


Could it be that Harvard wants Bev up there leading study groups and interacting with students as a way of teaching them…oh, I don’t know…WHAT NOT TO DO WHILE IN PUBLIC OFFICE? HOW TO DO VIRTUALLY EVERYTHING WRONG?

Just sayin’….’cause she’d be EXCELLENT at those.

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2015 years 10 months ago

If Harvard’s smart, even though Perdue being invited to lecture there is no indication of that, they’ll at least provide her with either a GPS or a teaching assistant so she’ll have some way of finding her lecture hall on a regular basis.

2015 years 10 months ago

Seems like it would make more sense if she went to Harvard to learn something rather than to teach something.

2015 years 10 months ago

Than people you do agree with. My niece went two years at Harvard(Radcliffe).She had to do a semester of Government her fellowship assignment was with a Stuart Butler ( all you smart conservatives know who he is)She says she hated the guy at first because of his conservative politics but ended up learning more from him than any of her professors that semester. Plenty of conservatives around Harvard, both on faculty and as students.


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