Colleges: Parisian for New Haven

While presidents pass the hat for funds, the chief educators at famed universities these days are the deans of undergraduate colleges. So it is at Yale College, where for 25 years "Dean of Deans" William C. DeVane has been such a beloved fixture that last fall Yalemen could hardly believe his announcement of retirement next June. Last week they were equally startled when Yale picked Dean DeVane's successor—not an Old Blue or an Early American but a 42-year-old Frenchman.

At 19, Paris-born Georges May packed away his new Sorbonne diploma, enlisted in the French...

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