Education: Standard & Goal

With characteristic bluntness, the University of Pittsburgh's hard-driving Chancellor Edward H. Litchfield two years ago assessed his school's teaching, found it "not as good as it should be. In fact, some of it is poor." Since then, Pitt's faculty has been strengthened, and its salaries have been raised. Last week Chancellor Litchfield announced a gift that should do much to realize the university's aim of excellence: $12 million, the great bulk of it to be spent for teaching and graduate study, presented by the A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust. Breakdown of the huge grant:

ΒΆ $5,500,000 for six endowed professorships...

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