Education: New Pilot for Pitt

During the ten-year tenure of former Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield, the University of Pittsburgh gained stature and generated excitement before tailspinning into insolvency (TIME, July 2, 1965). Last week Pitt pinned its hopes for regaining level flight on one of the sharpest intellects in the U.S. Air Force. The university's trustees named Colonel Wesley W. Posvar, 41, founding chairman of the Air Force Academy's political science department, as new chancellor, effective June 1.

A witty, independent-minded officer with an acerbic outlook on the worst of the military's staff-stuffy ways, Posvar was born in...

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