Education: Fast Climb at Foothill

Instead of groping for answers, the job applicant was hitting his startled interviewers with prickly questions: "What will you do if I double the library budget? What if I make academic standards so high that many members of your community cannot attend this college? What if I tell you that there will be absolutely no proselytizing of athletes?" Assured complete freedom, hard-driving Calvin C. Flint, 56, four years ago accepted the presidency of California's paper-stage Foothill College in Los Altos, 35 miles south of San Francisco. Starting from scratch, Flint has already made...

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