Education: In Name & Fact

Meeting on Morningside Heights this week, the trustees of Columbia University made short work of picking a successor to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. To be 14th president of Columbia they named Dr. Grayson L. Kirk, 49, the political scientist who has filled the job in all but name ever since Eisenhower became NATO's Supreme Commander 24 months ago.

Seldom has a large university had so little trouble finding a president with so much executive experience. Even before he was graduated from Miami University in 1924, Kirk put in a year as principal of an Ohio high school. He went to Columbia in...

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