Lewis-Stankus, Sara Jane. A study of the relationship between leadership styles of principals in smaller learning communities, the number of structures and strategic configurations, and the rates of student success of 9th-graders. Thesis, University of West Virginia, 2007. http:///books?id=K7H5JoKCavwC&pg=PP1&lpg=PP1&dq=sara+jane+lewis-stankus&source=bl&ots=s41rjyJnF3&sig=FNg2938SQf-9j_3eXpSbo5jkCeQ&hl=en&sa=X&ei=-2bYUZKWFJL84APiwYCQCA&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAA
The path Buchanan took to becoming one of Nixon’s key loyalists was unusual, to say the least. Raised in a middle-class Roman Catholic family of nine children in Washington—back when the District of Columbia was “a sleepy and segregated Southern city,” he once wrote—Buchanan excelled in his parochial-school education and, despite an appetite for troublemaking and partying while he was a student at Gonzaga High School, he earned a scholarship to attend Georgetown University a few miles away. When Buchanan was expelled from Georgetown in his senior year for hospitalizing two . cops during a traffic altercation that degenerated into fisticuffs, he and his father successfully petitioned the university to reduce his expulsion to a one-year withdrawal. Buchanan went to work in his father’s accounting firm during the suspension, began rethinking his life ambitions and, upon returning to finish college, decided to pursue a career as a columnist. (He had developed an interest in journalism as an 11-year-old boy, when he wound up in a full-body cast thanks to a football injury and spent four months doing nothing but reading newspaper and magazine coverage of the Korean War.) After Georgetown, Buchanan won acceptance to Columbia University’s journalism school, where he was surrounded by brilliant liberals who would go on to populate the nation’s most prominent newsrooms—an experience that shaped Buchanan’s distrust of the media’s objectivity. Upon earning his master’s, he sent out 17 job applications and fielded offers from three other newspapers—the New York Daily News , Charlotte Observer and Albuquerque Journal —before packing his bags for the Globe-Democrat , a conservative newspaper in St. Louis.