Education: Football, Anyone?

Probably nowhere in the world is there a college president quite like Frank Beu (rhymes with cue) of Western Illinois University. A skinny, owlish man of 59, he runs his compact (2,600 students) campus in Macomb (pop. 10,592) as if he, and not the state, were the owner. When he is not enjoying his paneled and well-equipped office (TV, hifi, radio, air conditioning), he is apt to be stomping about outside, shooting at pigeons with a shotgun, or scaring away stray dogs with a BB gun ("I don't see anything wrong with that. Some...

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