Education: Help for Heelers

Although he never went to Yale as a student, Francis Donahue has helped get out the Yale Daily News since he was 14. That was 26 years ago, and Donahue was a New Haven high-school freshman. His first job with the News: part-time messenger boy. Since then he has worked up to a full-time job as permanent News advertising director.

Besides keeping up advertising accounts he has long been unofficial trainer, coach and father confessor to the hard-working team of freshman "heelers" who compete every year for the two dozen coveted positions on the News board. He has also seen many...

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