Education: Princeton's Interegnum

Princeton's Interregnum

Since 71-year-old Dr. John Grier Hibben announced more than a year ago that he would retire this June as president of Princeton University at the end of 20 years' service, Princeton's board of trustees has sought vainly for a sufficiently distinguished successor. Two months ago University of Chicago's Arthur Holly Compton, Nobel Prize physicist, was reported to have declined the post (TIME, March 21). The Princeton trustees have been meeting fortnightly in an effort to agree on some one else. Last week, their quest still unsuccessful, they chose one of their...

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