As President Simpson had announced his intention to retire at the end of the 1975-77 academic year, the search for his successor began.  The Miscellany News reported that five faculty members had been elected to the Presidential Search Committee: Elizabeth Daniels ‘41, professor of English and chairman of the English department; Glen Johnson, associate professor of political science and chairman of the political science department; Patricia Johnson, professor of biology and chairman of the biology department; Barbara Page, associate professor of English and Peter Stillman, assistant professor of political science and chairman of the Independent Program.