Education: On Second Thought

When the trustees of the University of Illinois met to vote for a new president this week, they faced an awkward situation. Angered over what he called the "public review" of his past, the favorite candidate, Vice Chancellor David Dodds Henry of New York University, withdrew from the race (TIME, Dec. 6). Nevertheless, the trustees voted unanimously to elect Henry anyway, and Board President Herbert B. Megran traveled to Manhattan to persuade him to accept. At week's end, after a day-long huddle, Henry gave in. Assured of the board's full cooperation, a $30,000 salary, and no more nonsense about his "record,"...

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