Colleges: Barnard Looks West

Barnard College, the feminine affiliate of Manhattan's Columbia University, last week picked a former Kansas farm girl as its new president. Martha Elizabeth Peterson, 50, who has been successfully contending with the problem of 53,000 students on the 13 campuses of the University of Wisconsin as dean for student affairs, will turn her administrative talents to guiding the 1,800 Barnard girls next fall. She succeeds Rosemary Park, who is moving to U.C.L.A. to become vice chancellor for educational planning—and also to rejoin her husband, U.C.L.A. Greek Professor Milton Anastos.

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