Education: Madame Provost

Women, I love them," said Yale President Kingman Brewster Jr. one day last spring. His comment was inspired by this year's 188 coed graduates−the first women to complete four undergraduate years at Yale. Last week Brewster demonstrated his enthusiasm for women at Yale by appointing Historian Hanna Holborn Gray to the key position of provost. When she takes up her post next July, Mrs. Gray will be the university's chief educational and financial officer and possible heiress to the presidency.

Although Mrs. Gray never studied at Yale, she has "a very special feeling" about the place because...

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