Education: Vassarette to Wellesley

On their campus by the shores of Lake Waban, the students of Wellesley (Mass.) College last week celebrated ''Tree Day." Chosen as Wellesley's prettiest senior, Marion Chapman, 22, daughter of a Portland, Me. attorney, let down her golden hair, supervised the planting of a golden oak near Pendleton Hall.

Meanwhile, Wellesley's trustees did some choosing, too. In the 18 months since stately old President Ellen Fitz Pendleton had announced that she would like to resign, they had weighed 100 candidates, quizzed 1,000 alumnae, to find a woman who combined "intellectual honesty, leadership,...

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