Education: A New Kind Of Tiger

"The people of Princeton are going to have a lot of work to do," remarked University of Michigan Regent Thomas Roach last week. His comment came on hearing that Michigan President Harold Shapiro, renowned for his 15-hour workdays, would succeed William Bowen next January as Princeton's 18th president. An economist by training (Ph.D., Princeton '64) and a genial if demanding manager by reputation, Shapiro, 51, lifted Michigan in seven years from financial crisis to a prosperous institution loaded with new research facilities. Although guarded about an agenda for his new job, Shapiro, who will be Princeton's first Jewish president as well...

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