Education: Boot for Bowman

Dr. John Gabbert Bowman, chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh, is the highest-paid ($31,500) U. S. university president. He is also the bossiest. For 18 years he has ruled Pitt with an iron hand. Last week he came to the ominous pass that every dictator fears: his friends began to kick him around.

Lean, stiletto-nosed John Bowman was a shy, dreamy boy. At 7 he resolved: "I would be a poet. I would always feel beautiful inside and be large and kind and beneficial and be honored and do good." At Columbia University,...