Education: Colleges: Her Own Mistress

Her Own Mistress

The broken engagement was only between two colleges, of course, but it is still hard to make a "Dear John" letter sound like anything else. After studying Yale's affiliation proposal (TIME, Dec. 30, 1966) for nearly a year, Vassar's trustees last week declined marriage, preferring to remain, as they put it, "mistress in our own house." Moaned the New Haven campus daily: "Yale's gentlemen suitors have been jilted. All we can do is take it like men." President Kingman Brewster Jr., sounded manful enough when he noted tersely that the...

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