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WESTPORT — Connie Royster grew up around Yale University. Her grandfather was a chef for Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale, and other parents cooked for fraternities and other places on campus.
But although she had attended functions on campus since childhood and grew up in New Haven, as a student in the 1960s, she never imagined she would be a student there. Yale was essentially closed to women until 1969, when the first female undergraduate students were admitted and 575 started this fall.