Prospective young theologians at the Divinity School will have a new dean next year: George E. Rupp, a 36-year-old minister and author. Rupp replaces Krister Stendahl, who headed the school for 11 years.
Winthrop House will also receive new blood in the form of new co-masters James A. and Martha J. Davis. The Davises say they accepted the job because they miss having children around the house. The couple will be in training this spring for their new position by pinch-hitting for David and Patricia Herlihy, co-masters of Mather House, who will be taking a sabbatical in Italy.
Dean Rosovsky, however, drew no blood with his latest report on the state of graduate education. Rosovsky wrote a critique of the financial and professional woes of higher education, carefully refraining from making any concrete suggestions for reform. He says he has no "master plan," and will wait for further discussion by the Faculty before proposing any changes.