Education: Hugo, Gobsie & Beartrap

Last week Dean Lee Paul Sieg of University of Pittsburgh's College & Graduate School accepted a call to the presidency of University of Washington. Few first-rate educators envied him the job.

For more than a decade University of Washington, sloping back from Seattle's lakes, has been the nation's prime example of the political meddling, jealousy and intrigue which bedevil most state universities. It came to the fore during the eleven-year administration (1915-26) of the late Henry Suzzalo. Able in politics as in pedagogy, he wangled generous grants from the Legislature, built up a...

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