Universities: New Haven, Safe Haven

Campus wits called it "the coronation of the Kingman" and Yale's Kingman Brewster Jr. jovially agreed. With two days of pomp and ceremony designed by him to stress that "Yale is an important asset of world civilization," the 263-year-old university last week inaugurated Brewster as its 17th president.

Rather than a small gathering of New England gentry, come to honor one of their own, 200 leading educators were invited to New Haven for the celebration. In the caps and resplendent gowns of their universities, domestic and foreign, the delegates marched to

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