Education: Man to Mount Holyoke

Oldest of the East's five famed women's colleges, Mount Holyoke sits comfortably on its ancient campus in small South Hadley, Mass, for the purpose of making 1,000 smart girls from 37 states smarter. Over this establishment for 36 years has presided massive, distinguished Mary Emma Woolley, longtime Friend of Peace. Last year President Woolley, now 73, sent her trustees searching for a successor. That they had been hard pressed to fill "May" Woolley's ample chair was evident last week when, announcing a "clean break with tradition," they chose as Mount Holyoke's third president neither a graduate nor a woman but...

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