Education: Goodbye, Messrs. Chips

Each year, U.S. colleges and universities must say goodbye to famed, favorite and aging teachers. But this year the farewells will be a lot less numerous than usual. Reason: since professors have just come under social security coverage, many campuses are keeping their 65-year-olds on long enough for them to qualify for federal pensions. Among those who did retire last week, pensions or no:

The University of California's IRA B. CROSS, 70, who in the last 37 years has driven and inspired more than 50,000 students to mastering their basic economics. A fierce and...

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