Education: Mess at U. Mass

In his seven years as dean of the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, expansive, flamboyant Dwight Allen, 44, worked miracles (TIME, Dec. 21, 1970). Demonstrating a genius for fund raising, he brought in a total of $15 million in federal and foundation grants. With a flair for innovation, he transformed the small, conservative segment of the state university into a flourishing but controversial school that concentrated on urban education and minority problems and encouraged a "do your own thing" attitude among students and faculty. Wearing colorful custom-tailored African shirts, he toured the country, making as many...

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