Education: Big Dreams or Pipe Dreams?

As chancellor of the University of Pittsburgh since 1954, Edward H. Litchfield undertook a $100 million expansion program, increased the school's faculty from 561 to 1,091, raised professors' salaries from an average $6,548 to $12,126. But Litchfield's big dreams outstripped big donations (TIME, July 2), and last month, with the university running nearly $20 million short in operating expenses over the past five years, the state legislature was forced to provide $2,500,000 to meet the school's payroll. Last week, in the face of mounting criticism, Chancellor Litchfield abruptly resigned.

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