Education: Life Begins at 65

Is a college professor really used up at 65, when most are put out to pasture? Professor Laurens H. Seelye, of Robert College in Istanbul, discovered that one western U.S. university lists 60 living professors emeritus.* Some must still have their wits about them, he thought; must their talents go to waste?

In the current Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors, Seelye argues for an employment agency for retired professors willing and able to continue teaching. Smaller colleges, Seelye suggests, could use these academic castoffs at less than full salary on light teaching or research schedules.

At least one school—the University...

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