Education: Mme. President

But at Chicago, not Yale

When Yale Provost Hanna Holborn Gray was named acting president of the university last May, she became a strong candidate to succeed Kingman Brewster. Before being named U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Brewster himself had followed that very route, vaulting from provost to president. Gray's credentials, moreover, were solid. As provost she was Yale's first top-ranked woman administrator. Before that she served as one of the university's first two women trustees. But last week Hanna Gray, 47, took herself out of the tight competition for the top job at Yale in a most positive and dramatic way—she accepted...

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