Education: Out With Stout?

Since the University of Nevada is the only institution of higher learning in the state, anything that happens there is apt to make headlines. But not since its foundation 83 years ago have the headlines registered the bitterness they have shown in the past five years. Since he took over in 1952, President Minard W. Stout, 49, has been the center of so many political and academic storms that he now holds the distinction of being the most discussed figure in the state.

Onetime professor of education and principal of the University of Minnesota's laboratory high school, Stout has in many ways...

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