Faculty: Students & Tenure at Yale

Some student protests have a way of producing results. Last winter Yale decided not to grant tenure to Associate Philosophy Professor Richard J. Bernstein. He was a capable enough teacher, so the argument went, but he had failed to publish a sufficient number of scholarly papers (TIME, March 12). Bernstein was popular with the Yalies and they raised a ruckus. As a result, President Kingman Brewster Jr. named a committee to look into the whole matter of tenure. Last week, after studying the committee's report, Brewster proposed a new plan for tenure procedures. Henceforth, suggested the president, certain Yale...

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