Education: Paper University

The University of the State of New York has no campus, faculty or student body. It consists merely of a Board of Regents who appoint a Commissioner of Education and administer the State's public educational system. Though the University, established in 1784, is the oldest continuous educational agency in the U. S., it did not receive its present broad powers until 1904. Before then it looked after higher education alone, having been founded primarily to rehabilitate King's College (now Columbia University) which had been suspended during the Revolution. New York State's...

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