Education: The Humanist

Yale reaches for an Old Blue

"Smart move," said a faculty member. "Instead of importing some managerial type, they got a humanist to soften the blow." The humanist in question is A. (for Angelo) Bartlett Giamatti, 39, a Yale professor of Renaissance literature, who last week was named 19th president of the university after a nine-month search almost as much talked about as David O. Selznick's pursuit of the perfect Scarlett O'Hara. The blow that he will have to soften is a painful but inevitable cutback on spending.

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