Education: Man of First Principles

In picking its presidents, Harvard University abides by few conventional rules. Though it likes its candidates to be Harvardmen and scholars, it apparently cares little about how famous they may be. This week, to succeed James Bryant Conant, now U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, the Harvard Corporation picked a man who could boast even less national fame than Chemist Conant had when he got the job. Harvard's new president, the 28th in a line dating back more than 300 years, is Nathan Marsh Pusey, class of '28, now head of small (800 students) Lawrence College in Appleton, Wis.

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