Education: Change of Command

One professor called it "the blackest day in the history of the college," and many of his colleagues agreed with him. The College of William and Mary, not yet recovered from its athletic scandal and the resignation of President John Edwin Pomfret (TIME, Sept. 24), was once again in a state of shock. The center of the storm this time: the man who had been chosen as President Pomfret's successor.

The faculty had nothing against its new president personally—even though he was a military man rather than a scholar. Rear Admiral Alvin Duke Chandler, 49, director of the Navy's logistics plans...

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