Education: Commuting Professor

At California State College, 65 miles south of Pittsburgh, the sociology professor was one of the most valued and popular members of the faculty, despite his missing an occasional morning class. At Bronx Community College in New York City, students were particularly fond of their social-science teacher, although he was sometimes late for his classes. At the State University of New York at New Paltz, some 70 miles north of The Bronx, a new sociology professor earned the reputation of being a diligent and effective, if sometimes tardy, teacher. Last week, when the New Paltz sociology professor resigned from his job,...

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