Education: New Man at Chicago

When the committee searching for a new president for the University of Chicago first approached John T. Wilson, 61, earlier this year, he turned them down; he apparently felt the post should go to a younger man.

Turning to its countrywide list of 200 candidates, the committee diligently narrowed its choices to six by November and then, last week, to one. Offered the job again, John Wilson did not demur. He thus became a striking exception to the recent trend in university presidencies, which have been going to people in their late 30s to...

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