Education: Guessing Game

Nominees range, in the words of Francis Burr, "from S.I. Hayakawa and Spiro Agnew on the right to Norman Mailer and Jerry Rubin on the left." For what job? Burr, senior fellow of the Harvard Corporation, is leading the search for a successor to Harvard President Nathan Pusey, who is stepping down next June. This gives Burr a year to find one. He has made a semipublic appeal for nominations, and there is even a telephone answering service on campus that records the favorite choice of any interested party.

The guessing game has spread abroad, where Crimsonologists on the European summer seminar...

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