Universities: Breaking Ivy Barriers

By the power of the poll, alumni at Yale and Cornell last week put on their governing boards men of a religion and a race never before represented on either ruling body.*

Yale alumni elected energetic William Horowitz, 58, to be a member of the Yale Corporation. Horowitz ('29) is the first Jewish — and the first non-Protestant—elective member of the board. He is also the first successful full term candidate nominated by petition (passed on his behalf by his Yalemen son, son-in-law and brother-in-law); most candidates are nominated by an alumni committee. A banker and chairman of the Connecticut State...

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