Education: Drummer

John W. Taylor describes his father as "a positively incurable optimist, who went into one business venture after another, convinced that this time he'd make a million. He never did. Instead, he fell dead in a hotel lobby with his drummer's case in his hand." By last week, when John Taylor was inaugurated as president of the University of Louisville, students and professors had come to realize that he had his father's indomitable optimism. In nine months in office (before being officially inaugurated) drawling, 41-year-old John Taylor has drummed up more trade, money and headlines for the university than...

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