Education: Retirements

Last autumn Princeton University lost its able Mathematician Oswald Veblen to Dr. Abraham Flexner's new Institute for Advanced Study (TIME, Oct. 24). At Princeton retirement is permissible at 65, mandatory at 68. So after 43 years of service Dr. George McLean Harper relinquished his famed Woodrow Wilson Professorship of Literature and settled down to write a biography of Coleridge. Patriarchal Paleontologist William Berryman Scott, 75, retired after having been allowed to round out 50 years of teaching at Princeton. Last week there were more Princeton retirements.

Wise and beloved, Dean Augustus Trowbridge...

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