Education: Alter Ego

Another major university also lost it-top official last week. But unlike Chicago, Columbia University was not taken by surprise. The trustees had long ago picked the man who would take over on the day President Dwight D. Eisenhower was called back to active duty (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

The man they picked is a trim, 47-year-old political scientist and onetime Ohio high-school principal named Grayson L. Kirk, who arrived at Morningside Heights as an associate professor of government only ten years ago. At Columbia, Grayson Kirk soon showed that he was a first-class administrator as well as teacher, with a talent for...

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