Education: Appointments of the Week

Chemist James Stacy Coles, 38, appointed to succeed Kenneth C. M. Sills (TIME, May 24, 1948) as president of Bowdoin College. An expert on explosives, friendly "Spike" Coles got his Ph.D. at Columbia, became professor and later dean at Brown University, was voted by the girls at Pembroke (Brown's feminine adjunct) their most popular professor.

Psychologist Leonard Carmichael, 53, to succeed Ornithologist Alexander Wetmore as secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, affectionately known as the "nation's attic." A Harvard Ph.D., Carmichael became a full professor at Brown at 29, moved on to be dean of...

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