Education: Cole to Amherst

At the end of his first year at Amherst, Freshman Charles Woolsey Cole won second prizes in Latin and math, a fact which he remembers with some sadness: "I was always winning second prizes," he says.

But by the end of his senior year he was editor-in-chief of the Amherst Student, and a Phi Beta Kappa who graduated summa cum laude. Last week Amherst gave boyish, blue-eyed Charles Cole, 39, the best first prize it had to offer—its presidency.

As twelfth president of Amherst, among whose graduates were Classmates Dwight Morrow and Calvin Coolidge, Dr....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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