Education: On the Map

By normal standards, academic or otherwise, there is little about Defiance (Ohio) College to attract distinguished visitors. It is a small (248 students), old creaking place that two years ago was hovering dangerously close to bankruptcy. But last week, Defiance played host to a man who had traveled 575 miles to lay the cornerstone of its new library. "I am here," explained President Dwight Eisenhower, "because of my affection and admiration for Kevin and Ruth McCann."

In the last two years, Defiance has come to have a good deal of affection for the McCanns, too. Since Kevin McCann took over as president...

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