Education: McBride to Bryn Mawr

Bryn Mawr College followed Bryn Mawr tradition and last week chose a scholar to be its fourth president: Alumna Katharine Elizabeth McBride, who at 37 became one of the youngest college presidents in the U.S.

Katharine ("Kay") McBride faces a formidable intellectual tradition, personified in the minds of Bryn Mawr women in the fearsome figure of the college's second president, the late, great Dr. M. Carey Thomas. Still the most intellectual U.S. women's college, one of the toughest for a girl to get into and stay in, Bryn Mawr retains the stamp of Dr. Thomas although she retired 20 years ago.

Indomitable Dr....

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