Education: On The Town

Like any other campus in search of a new head, the University of Buffalo (10,000 students) looked far & wide. Perhaps it was only natural that the search ended up right where it began. Last week, when the university announced that it had chosen as its new chancellor Clifford C. Furnas, director of the Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory in Buffalo, it was unintentionally helping to prove a point: Buffalo (pop. 580,132) is a city where town and gown are one.

The university was a community project right from the start. In 1849 some 630 citizens...

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