Education: Something to Hold On To

Columbia University's Barnard College (for women) has had only three deans in 57 years, and it took its cautious time about picking a fourth. Ever since Dean Virginia Gildersleeve decided to quit Barnard (TIME, Dec. 10, 1945), faculty and trustees have been weeding out 60 candidates. Last week the weeding was over, and almost in its own backyard Barnard had found a new dean: Dr. Millicent Carey Mclntosh, 48.

Mrs. Mclntosh is a youthful woman with bobbed, reddish-gold hair and a set of firm opinions. A basic one: it is "tragic" that so...

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