Education: Buncombe County's Eden

Fortnight ago little Black Mountain College, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, finished its sixth year and laid plans for its seventh. Orthodox educators were surprised at its persistence. Black Mountain resembles no other college in the U. S. It requires no attendance at classes, grants no degrees, has no president, no fraternities, no football team. Thus unencumbered by the machinery of curricular and extracurricular activities, it devotes itself to art, music, dramatics, philosophy and what it calls "community living." Last week, the better to house "community living," the college announced plans...

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