Education: Appointment of the Week

To the surprise of no one at the university, New Jersey's Rutgers last week named Dr. Mason Welch Gross, 47, best known for his off-campus success as a TV answer man, as its new president. Big (6 ft. 3 in., 197 Ibs.), mild, mustached Philosophy Teacher Gross joined the 14,000-student university in 1946, has served as provost, vice president and acting president since the school's former head, Dr. Lewis Webster Jones, resigned last August.

For 4½ years Philosopher Gross was the house expert against whom contestants on the now defunct TV show, Two for the Money, gambled with their answers. Gross decided...

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