Education: Decision in Nevada

In the five years that he has been at the University of Nevada, Minard Stout, 49, has in one way chalked up a record that any university president might envy. He trebled state support coming from bond issues and appropriations, upped private gifts ten times. He raised faculty salaries 68%, set up colleges of education and business administration, a graduate school, a school of nursing, and a junior college in Las Vegas. But ever since he got Biologist Frank Richardson fired for accusing him of lowering academic standards (TIME, June 15, 1953), he has been the center of the bitterest storm...

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