Universities: The Topic of Talk

The thoughts of a university president these days are no longer limited to such lofty matters as improving the curriculum or such necessary deeds as raising funds. Not with students and drugs to worry about. Last week President John Toll of S.U.N.Y.'s Stony Brook campus ruefully told a joint New York legislative committee on crime that "I've probably talked more about this than any other single topic since I've been president."

To be sure, Toll probably has a bigger problem than most campus presidents. At a hearing of the committee—convened in the wake of the predawn arrest at Stony...

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