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During the past twelve months more than 170 colleges and universities have chosen new presidents, including two men who failed to survive even their first year in office. As of February this year, at least 112 schools were still looking for a chief executive; Harvard had finally concluded its infinitely publicized search for Nathan Pusey’s replacement; and tiny Franconia College, in New Hampshire, had observed its first six months under the leadership of twenty-four-year-old Leonard Botstein, certainly the youngest, if not the best known, presidential appointee of the year.
How a twenty-three-year-old ice-skating genius helped to revolutionize his sport, double the size of theNational Hockey League, bring television to rinkside, and enlarge the paychecks of hockey’s neglected professionals.