Education: Uncle Sid

Sidney Lovett, 68, chaplain of Yale University, is many things to many men. For some, he is the fun-loving chief figure in the Great Hoax of 1948, who appeared as the mustachioed guest speaker at a Yale charity banquet and had everyone convinced that he was Count Alexandri Cristea, "the oldest living member of the royal family of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen." For others he is the tolerant chaperon who turns up at student parties equipped with a London bobby's helmet and a whistle to blow should things get out of hand. He is also the coach of the Pierson College baseball team whose...

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