Education: Washington Changes Again

The presidency of a tax-supported university is always sensitive to political change. So found Dr. Henry Suzzallo when he was president of the University of Washington. Politically adroit, able at money-raising, careful to dine with the right people, he nonetheless erred by snubbing a Washington lumberman named Roland H. Hartley. In 1926 Dr. Suzzallo lost his job; Hartley had become Governor and got even. Under Dr. Suzzallo the University had grown, but grown expensive. Under Governor Hartley and the University's next president, Matthew Lyle Spencer, the University experienced sharp economies, a re-organization last summer (TIME, Aug. 8). Stiffer entrance requirements were...

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