Education: Somebody Unacademic

Ernie Pyle was only kidding when he called William Edwards Stevenson "a dean of women." Bill Stevenson was a handsome Wall Street lawyer, who during the war ran the Red Cross in Britain, then in Africa and Italy. Last week, at 45, Bill Stevenson formally became an educator. He took on the presidency of Ohio's 113-year-old Oberlin College.

Oberlin, the first U.S. college to admit coeds, is a smalltown, nondenominational but pious school. (Distinguished alumni: Robert A. Millikan, H. H. "Daddy" Kung, Lucy Stone.) Stevenson has visited Oberlin just once, "to look it over...

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