Education: Penn State's Prexy

Beyond his name—and the fact that he had a famous brother—few students or facultymen at Pennsylvania State College knew much about the man just appointed their president in 1950. True enough, Milton S. Eisenhower had been the successful head of Kansas State College for seven years, but the Penn Staters were still skeptical about how he might turn out. "The board of trustees," said the undergraduate newspaper, "can appoint a president, but only the students can make him 'prexy.' "

It did not take Milton Eisenhower long to make the grade. Ten months after he took over, the students officially awarded him...

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