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The profile of Provost Linda Doyle and her historic appointment as head of Trinity College was chosen from some 6,400,000 articles on Wikipedia to appear on the site’s front page today.
Under the heading “Did you know? Heading on the first page, a fact about Doyle reads: “Professor of Engineering and Arts Linda Doyle became in 2021 the first female Provost (Principal) of Trinity College Dublin since its founding in 1592 by Elizabeth I?
Doyle’s presence on the page coincides with International Women in STEM Day. Provost is a former dean of research at Trinity and was the founder of the CONNECT research centre.
Doyle was appointed Trinity’s 45th Provost in August 2021, succeeding Patrick Prendergast, who had held the post since 2011. She beat Professor Jane Ohlymeyer and Professor Linda Doyle in a women-only election.
His Wikipedia page was recently expanded to include details of his work at Trinity and elsewhere, as well as an overview of his provost so far.
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