Colleges: New Name on Wellesley's Door

She's crisp, she's trim and she mixes a very mean metaphor. "One of the attributes of an administrator is his ability to stick his neck out, to open his mouth and say something, to decide what side of the fence he is on and to take a stand there, to fish or cut bait, to put up or shut up," she says. She is Ruth M. Adams, 51, dean of Douglass College, the women's division of New Jersey's Rutgers University, and soon she will take a stand at Massachusetts' Wellesley College as successor to departing President Margaret Clapp (who...

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