Education: Death of a Patriarch

Every good college has its Grand Old Man, its patriarch. So necessary is he as an object of veneration, as an oracle, as a figure about whom to swap reunion anecdotes, that if a college did not have a patriarch it would soon invent one. Last week, having reached the halfway mark on a world cruise, Yale's Grand Old Man —President Emeritus Arthur Twining Hadley—died in Kobe, Japan. With Chauncey Mitchell Depew two years in his grave, with William Howard Taft dead two days later, the end of President Emeritus Hadley left...

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