Education: Roosevelt for Bryn Mawr?

Famed, scholarly, 54-year-old Bryn Mawr College, near Philadelphia, recently began looking for a new president. Its third president, Dr. Marion Edwards Park, will retire a year from next June. Last week it became known that "prominent Bryn Mawr alumnae" want as their fourth president a certain Anna Eleanor Roosevelt.

If Eleanor Roosevelt were asked for a statement of her qualifications for the job, it would be something like this:

EDUCATION—private tutors until the age of 15, three years at Mme Souvestre's school near London, three months in a French convent.

DEGREES—Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary) from Russell Sage College. Doctor of Laws...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!