Education: Penn's Choice

When Harold Stassen resigned as president of the University of Pennsylvania to become Mutual Security Director in the Eisenhower Cabinet, his former trustees apparently made up their minds about one thing: they wanted a president who would not be perpetually running for the presidency of the U.S. Last week the university finally announced its choice: 49-year-old Physicist Gaylord P. Harnwell, who has been on the Penn faculty since 1938.

A big (6 ft. 1½ in.) man with a thick thatch of greying hair, Physicist Harnwell, a graduate of Haverford and a Ph.D. from Princeton, arrived at Pennsylvania to find it teaching the...

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