Education: Builder in a Hurry

In his 20th year as the first president of Brandeis University, Abram L. Sachar, 68, announced last week that he plans to retire as soon as a successor can be found. A passionate, strong-willed administrator whose phrasemaking flair and public charm raised $160 million to build the school from scratch, Sachar told the Brandeis trustees that the university needs a "reappraisal that new leadership can provide." The board voted to create for Sachar the advisory post of chancellor, in which he will continue to exercise his fund-raising talents. Sachar insists that his new...

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