Posted March 21, 2007

Introducing Ann Weaver Hart

As the inauguration of Ann Weaver Hart approaches, the Temple Times asked the president several questions about herself and her views on life and Temple. Here’s what she said:

My favorite quote: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.” Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

Technology I absolutely cannot live without: BlackBerry.

A movie I can always watch again: A Room with a View.

My favorite book: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon.

Music currently queued in my player: Norah Jones’ “Not Too Late.”

If I could do college all over again, I would ... go on study abroad.

My first gift to Temple: To the Office of International Programs.

My favorite spot on campus: The owl on Liacouras Walk.

The person — past or present — I would most like to meet: William James.

Favorite weekend activity: Walking around Philadelphia.

My favorite restaurant in Philadelphia is …. Loie, for the fried oyster tartine (close to home and great food).

One piece of advice for a prospective Temple student: Stay open-minded about your career choices and take advantage of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

One piece of advice for a Temple graduate: Stay in touch with Temple, your colleagues and your favorite professors.

Key to raising four kids while maintaining a career: Patience and perseverance.

Something no one would guess about me: I knit.

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to: White water, non-motorized float in dories down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. (We’re going this July.)

Biggest surprise about Temple compared to what I expected: Temple’s students are more focused, intense, but balanced in their perspective about life than most college students.