Kim Praises Alums, Condemns Philosophy Majors

In a recent video for the Washington Post, President Jim Yong Kim discussed the qualities necessary for leadership. He went on to take the opportunity to rag on the philosophy major; quoting his father, Kim said “You are not going to make it in this world if you study philosophy…you have to get a skill.” President Kim went on to say that you can “smell” the qualities of great luminaries, citing his “privilege in being around fantastic leaders,” namely Dartmouth alums Ed Haldeman, C.E.O. of Freddie Mac, and Jeff Immelt, C.E.O. of General Electric. He further discussed his experiences working with President Bill Clinton. Cheers to that self call, Mr. President.