Education: Willie Loves Dottie

Ohio's century-old Marietta College was founded by strait-laced Congregationalists, and it has never quite cottoned to some of the newfangled freedoms. Marietta's trustees didn't like it when President William A. Shimer, 53, got a divorce a year ago. They disapproved even more when Shimer began courting Dean of Women Dorothy Blair, 36, and someone printed on the wall outside his house: "Dottie loves Willie—Willie loves Dottie."

President Shimer and the dean of women were married in June. Last week, honeymooning in Canada, they heard from Marietta: the trustees wanted Dr. Shimer to resign....

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