Education: Time to Retire

In colleges and universities all over the U.S., it was time to say goodbye; and some top professors were saying it with finality. Among them:

¶ Princeton's Henry Morris Russell, 69, grey, wispy-haired professor of astronomy. One of the world's leaders in his field, he developed a way of measuring movement of stars by photography, established giant and dwarf star groups, was one of two Princeton men to win doctorates in physics summa cum laude. Professor Russell once predicted that, in about a billion years, the earth's atmospheric oxygen will be used up,...

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