Education: Shuster to Hunter

New York City's Hunter College is the world's biggest college for women. Seldom mentioned in the same breath with Wellesley, Smith and Vassar, although it is older (70 years) than Wellesley or Smith, free, plebeian Hunter College boasts no distinguished line of presidents, no dormitories, no daisy chain. Its main "campus" has long been a group of ugly old buildings on Manhattan's East 68th Street. Its 10,000 students commute to classes by subway.

This month Hunter students get a new building and a new president. Their new building, a 16-story affair at 68th Street...

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