Education: Change in Charlottesville

It was like a quarterback throwing a forward pass and catching it himself. As Virginia's wartime governor, urbane Colgate Whitehead Darden Jr. had often told the people what was wrong with their state university and had persuaded the General Assembly to spend $4,500,000 to fix it. Last week ex-Governor Darden took on the presidency of his languishing alma mater.

Only an incurably sentimental alumnus would deny that there was room for improvement at Charlottesville. Few U.S. campuses could match the beauty of the classic, tree-shaded University of Virginia "Grounds," laid out by Founder Thomas Jefferson. But 80-year-old Jefferson, matching the workmen...

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