AMERICANS dream of college as an ivied campus in the country. But more than 70% of them now live in urban areas, and the urban university is their cultural home. It is art's gallery, music's concert hall and industry's researcher. It cures the sick, trains the lawyer, and retreads the housewife. It lures the country boy weary of milking machines, and holds the city girl living on a budget. Today "unknown" urban universities are blossoming across the land, and if none of them are yet another Harvard, Chicago or University of California, some of...

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