Universities: Harvard's 31-Year-Old Dean

Once scorned and now admired, Harvard's Graduate School of Education has honed some of the country's sharpest schoolmasters. It is nonetheless an administrative nightmare, with its 80 teachers and 700 students scattered all over Cambridge, some in ancient wooden houses. For 15 months the school has lacked a successor to ex-Dean Francis Keppel, who quit to become U.S. Commissioner of Education. And the school needs money. Harvard's President Nathan M. Pusey recently warned that next year it may be $500,000 in the red. Harvard abhors fiscally unbalanced deans, mused Pusey, who has been serving as Education's acting dean. "It...

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