Education: Flunked: Political Science

By most of the yardsticks used to measure the performance of college presidents, Quigg Newton has done an admirable job during his six years at the University of Colorado. Faculty salaries have risen 70% during that span, expenditure per student 90%, graduate enrollment 100%, library spending 160%. But when confronted with a campus crisis involving strong political feelings, President Newton, former Democratic mayor of Denver, flunked political science.

Last winter campus conservatives invited Arizona's Republican Senator Barry Goldwater to speak at the university; campus liberals got indignant, and a raucous row blew up. Echoes from that battle were still lingering this fall...

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