Education: New Job for a Salesman

Just for a laugh, one day last month, the University of Chicago's student paper, the Maroon, put out a gag issue with the banner headline: HUTCHINS OUT! A few days later, Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins bumped into the Maroon's editor on the street. "You know," said he, "after that issue, no one will believe it when I really do leave."

Robert Hutchins was talking more closely to events than the Maroon's editor suspected. Though only two or three of his trustees knew it, he had actually been thinking for the past six weeks of...

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