Education: Assignment in Alaska

One day last March, in the wilds of Alaska, a small private plane settled down on its landing skis and slid to a stop. A few minutes later, after strapping on some snowshoes, Pilot Terris Moore set out for the last nine miles of his journey on foot. He had come all the way from Boston to make his round of visits; before accepting the presidency of the University of Alaska, he had decided that he should call on each of the regents to talk things over.

Last week, as the university's brand-new president, Terris Moore had just met the faculty, accepted...

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