Education: A Dean for Harvard

Pressed to name a replacement for Harvard Dean McGeorge Bundy, President Nathan Pusey promised to make the appointment "sometime this side of the indefinite future." The time came last week.

Pusey named History Professor Franklin Lewis Ford, 41, to be Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, a job that Pusey himself has been doing—to a rising chorus of faculty criticism (TIME, May 25)—since Bundy went off to the New Frontier 18 months ago.

Ford is an appropriate successor to Bundy—young, bright, and equally adept at the conference table or the lecture platform. He...

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