Education: The Final Arrow

George Stoddard, president of the University of Illinois, recently described his job to a reporter. "Archery," he said, "with me as the target." A top psychologist, onetime head of the University of the State of New York, and New York's Commissioner of Education, Pennsylvania-born George Stoddard made an impressive record in his seven years at Illinois—at least on the surface. Since 1946, the enrollment has doubled to nearly 23,000. Stoddard set up a new department of preventive medicine and public health, institutes of public affairs and labor relations. But he stuck his neck...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!