Education: New Leaf

At 46, Arthur L. Thexton was a model business executive. He was making $30,000 a year as vice president of a Cincinnati manufacturing company. Last November, Arthur Thexton asked his business friends a surprising question: What would they think of his going back to school? "I was afraid [they'd] think I was nuts or something," fays Thexton. But they didn't. Some of them even confessed to the same itch.

Arthur Thexton quit his job, enrolled at Columbia to get an M.A. As a college boy at Williams, he had been able to get along by scribbling down a few notes in class....

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