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This article examines the ending and the fallout of the three year struggle at Duke University between President Arthur Hollis Edens and Vice-President of Education Paul Gross. Gross and his allies on the Duke Endowment Fund forced Edens to resign in 1960 after he refused to accept an appointment as chancellor. Gross had previously campaigned against Edens by stating he opposed plans to make Duke a top national school which angered trustees who forced Edens from his post. This situation led to reforms at Duke University that clarified administrative positions and authority, and included the creation of a university provost position.
This article examines the administration of Arthur Hollis Edens as president of Duke University from 1949 to 1959. It also looks at his relationship with Paul M. Gross, vice president of Duke's Division of Education. Conflict between the two developed over control of specific aspects of fundraising and the allocation of those funds at the university. While the conflict between the two began in 1956, it wasn't until early 1960 that those disagreements became public.