Universities: On the Move in the South

The plague of higher education in the South has been its complacent "intellectual provincialism" and its dearth of leaders with the ambition to "rise above regional standards." So argued Allan M. Cartter, vice president of the American Council on Education, after a study of Southern universities. Yet Cartter also found signs of "a real educational renaissance" at four private schools that have in recent years acquired new presidents and got on the move.

These four—Vanderbilt's Alexander Heard, Emory's Sanford S. Atwood, Tulane's Herbert Longenecker and Duke's Douglas Knight—are all nationally oriented administrators...

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