Education: Cowley Jilts Minnesota

Hamilton College students picketed their chapel, implored their president: "Hal—Don't leave us for Minnesota." A petition, signed by every one of Hamilton's 432 undergraduates, urged him to stay. So did Hamilton's faculty, its trustees. Last week little Hamilton's big, popular President William Harold Cowley, who the week before had been offered the presidency of University of Minnesota (TIME, Feb. 24), changed his mind about accepting it, jilted the second biggest U. S. university to stay where he was. Said he: "I have a moral responsibility to finish what I have started at Hamilton. The trustees are with me, the students are...

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