Education: Ex-Scholar

Young college instructors are sometimes timid, but few are so timid as Kenneth C. M. Sills was. In his Latin class at Bowdoin College, he sometimes chewed his handkerchief to shreds. By the time he acquired a nickname—"Casey" (after his initials)—he was over some of his shyness. When old grads gathered at Bowdoin last week to help him celebrate his 30th anniversary as president, they found him a mellowed version of his young self—a fumbling figure with a kindly smile and a comfortable paunch. Casey has been at bat so long that few Bowdoin men could ever imagine their college...

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