Education: Hello & Goodbye

He hadn't really expected to see the game. He was sure he wouldn't be able to get tickets, and thought he would certainly be too busy to go anyway. But he saw it after all. Last week, when Stanford University played its Big Game with the University of California (see SPORT), John Ewart Wallace Sterling found himself in one of the best seats in the Berkeley stadium. He had just been appointed Stanford's new president.

Cob-nosed Wallace Sterling, 42, is an ex-football player himself (at the University of Toronto), who also likes to raise delphiniums....

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