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Obama nominates Dartmouth president for World Bank

By Muckety

March 23, 2012 at 9:12am

President Obama nominated Dartmouth College President Jim Yong Kim Friday to be the next president of the World Bank.

“It’s time for a development professional to lead the world’s largest development agency” Obama said.

Current President Robert Zoellick announced in February he was leaving.

The Associated Press quoted officials as saying that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first to recommend Kim for the opening.

Kim immigrated to the U.S. from Korea at age 5. He is a co-founder of Partners in Health, a former director of the HIV-AIDS Department of the World Health Organization, and a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant.

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