Education: Blue-Chip Choice: Yale names a new president

Yale names a new president

The search went forward with all the secrecy that might have attended the selection of a Pope. And last week, when the Yale Corporation announced a new president to succeed the retiring A. Bartlett Giamatti, there was little doubt the university had picked a man of very proper parts. "We had a rather long list of qualities we were looking for," said Cyrus R. Vance, former Secretary of State and head of the search committee, "and Benno C. Schmidt Jr. had more of them than anyone else." That takes in a lot of people, more than 400 original prospects.

Schmidt, 43,...

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