Education: Character

Almost every college has its campus character—a decrepit newsboy, perhaps, or a blowzy charlady, an eccentric professor. Cornell University's character is Romeyn (pronounced Roe-mine) Berry, graduate manager of athletics. Usually taken for granted, he made news at Ithaca last week by losing his most famed possession, a brown tweed hat with a grouse feather in the band. He put a notice in the Cornell Daily Sun: "I value the hat highly and will pay for its return a reward of $10—just twice the cost of...

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