Education: Old Blue

"I wouldn't be more surprised," cried one down-to-earth Yale professor, "by an undefeated football team." The professor was not alone last week. All over New Haven, from the classrooms to Mory's, students, teachers and Whiffenpoofs were hashing over the announcement that Yale's President Charles Seymour was going to retire.

At 64, Historian Seymour had four years to go before the mandatory Yale retirement age of 68 took effect, but he had decided that the university needed a "fresh leadership of the most vigorous sort." He wanted to give Yale plenty of time to find...

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