Education: Presidents' Flight

He should have the ringing rhetoric of a tent-meeting preacher and the money-making genius of a loan shark, but first of all, a college president should be a scholar. Last week the heads of two of the nation's most prestigious women's educational institutions gave evidence that whatever he does, a scholar is not necessarily happy as a college president. The two presidents, both of whom resigned:

Wilbur Kitchener Jordan of Radcliffe, who took over the college in 1943, carried out the bargain struck with Harvard by his predecessor, Ada Comstock Notestein (TIME, Nov. 24), under which Radcliffe girls were admitted to Harvard...

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