Education: Repairman

When Lawrence Kimpton, after only a year as vice president for development at :he University of Chicago, took over as chancellor in 1951, the academic world fixed a watchful eye on him. What could Philosopher Kimpton do that Robert Hutchins had not already done? Last week, when Kimpton's third annual report was published, the academic world found out that Hutchins' affable successor was a highly skilled administrator indeed.

In spite of Hutchins' brilliant—and often controversial—contributions to U.S. higher education, Chicago was suffering from some major aches when he left (to become associate director of the Ford Foundation). The campus was in danger...

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