Education: Georgia Verdict

In bright red pajamas Lawrence W. ("Chip") Robert Jr. popped out of a plane in Atlanta one midnight last month, rushed with seven other members of Georgia's Board of Regents to a nearby building, there convened a special meeting of the board. Purpose: a last desperate effort to save Georgia's academic reputation. The regents hurriedly voted to rehire two educators they had previously voted to fire at the behest of Governor Eugene Talmadge (Dr. Walter D. Cocking and Dr. Marvin S. Pittman—TIME, July 21; July 28), then let Regent Robert resume his trip....