Education: Head Changes

¶Because the University of Virginia had been without a full president for nearly two and one-half years, alumni, faculty and students lately began prodding the Board of Visitors to appoint one. Most of them urged the name of Dr. John Lloyd Newcomb who had assisted the late Dr. Edwin Anderson Alderman since 1926 and who became acting president upon his death (TIME, May 11, 1931). To arguments that Virginia should get a nationally-known president they replied that Harvard with James Bryant Conant and Princeton with Harold Willis Dodds had taken comparatively little-known...

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