Education: The Men in the Middle

RUNNING a university today is so burdensome a task that many campus presidencies go unfilled for months. The excruciating problem is to maintain order and academic freedom while still heeding legitimate demands for reform. How to be tough without playing into the hands of would-be martyrs, how to loosen the university structure without relinquishing necessary authority—these are dilemmas that require uncommon gifts of diplomacy, imagination and luck. Four moderate campus heads have done uncommonly well:

ROGER W. HEYNS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT BERKELEY. Heyns, 51, came to Berkeley from the University of Michigan,...

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