Universities: The Y of It All

To most of the students and faculty at Yale, husky, engaging Kingman Brewster Jr., 44, has long been the odds-on favorite to succeed President A. Whitney Griswold who died of cancer last April. As university provost and thus Yale's No. 2 faculty officer since 1961, Brewster had proved to be a. hardworking combination of scholar and administrator, and succeeded in charming New Haven in the bargain. But there were dark rumors of dissent among the 16 members of the arcane council that had the power of final decision, the Yale Corporation. For...

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