Education: No More Generals, Please

When General Dwight D. Eisenhower was named president of Columbia University, there were muttered misgivings among many U.S. educators. How does success as a soldier qualify a man as a college president? Most of the complaints could not be heard above the din of crockery at faculty club luncheons, but last week a respected educator brought the talk out into the open. Mild-mannered Monroe Deutsch, 68, vice president and provost emeritus of the University of California, thinks that appointments like Eisenhower's endanger the future of American higher educators.

Wrote Deutsch, in the current...

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