Education: Out Like a Janitor

In New Mexico, John Philip Wernette had two strikes .against him from the start : he was an Easterner and a Harvard professor. As soon as he took over the presidency of the University of New Mexico, it was obvious that he would not fit in. An aloof man with a Dewey mustache, a high recommendation from Harvard's President Conant, and a belief that all he was asked to do was to run a good university, he declined invitations to speak at Rotary clubs, could not bring himself to gladhand state politicos. He angered the faculty by polling the students to...

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