Education: Turmoil at Bennington

When she was appointed president of avant-garde Bennington College three years ago, Gail Parker seemed a natural for the job. She was a refreshing 29, a feminist and a literature professor at Harvard. What was more, her husband Tom, 30, an assistant to a Harvard dean, would come along as Bennington's vice president. Last week the glow was gone from Bennington. President Parker was the object of a campus revolt and the center of a fight for control of the college. The faculty had taken an overwhelming vote of no confidence in her performance...

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