Education: Help Wanted

In his five years as president of the entity known as the State University of New York, Geologist William S. Carlson has done as well as any man could with what is probably the most frustrating job in U.S. education. His 42 assorted schools and divisions are scattered all over the state, and are mostly vocational institutions that are not supposed to intrude upon the work done by New York's private campuses. His trustees do not get along too well with the powerful state board of regents, and when Carlson released a report calling for a central campus to give the...

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