Education: Storm in Las Vegas

For a long time, everything seemed to run smoothly for Edward Eyring, president of a little (1039) students), state-supported New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas. A scholarly man with a Ph.D. from the University of California, Eyring worked easily with his regents and faculty for twelve years, had even been largely responsible for getting his campus accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. But last March Republican Governor Edwin Mechem appointed a new set of mostly Republican regents. From that time on, trouble has brewed at Highlands.

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