Education: Retirement at Fordham

For 13 years he had been what he calls "a cross between a businessman and a nightclub entertainer." But next Feb. 2, Fordham University's president, the Rev. Robert I. Gannon S.J., will exchange his budget juggling, administrative conferences, luncheon dates, and after-dinner speeches for a more peaceful program of prayer, study, sermonizing and spiritual direction of laymen. He will become Superior of the Jesuit Retreat House at Manresa, Staten Island, N.Y.

Gangrene & Thin Gruel. Last week when his transfer was announced, pink-cheeked Father Gannon stretched back from his littered desk with feelings of relief and regret. At 55, he still had...

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