Education: There's Nothing Like a Dame

Setting fashions in feminism is the happy fate of the women who head Barnard College, the separate but equal female undergraduate division of Columbia University. Before World War II, Miss Virginia Gildersleeve was the formidable crusader who went on to put a woman's touch on the U.N. Charter. Then came Mrs. Millicent Mclntosh, the all-purpose career woman with five children who proclaimed, "The era of women's rights has merged with the era of women's opportunities." This week Barnard (enrollment: 1,500) inaugurated a new pacesetter, President Rosemary Park, a tiny, witty, lucid spinster with a steely mind and a compromise ticket.

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