Colleges: Newborn Schools

This week in Sarasota, Fla., a new college called New College starts its first classes, joining the 80 senior colleges founded since World War II that range in fame from Brandeis near Boston down to Yampa Valley College in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The aim of New College is to make Spanish moss the prestige equivalent of New England ivy, and the school starts out with $11 million in cash assets, raised in fund drives, and 115 acres of landscaped bayfront property.

Students will go through a threeyear, eleven-month course of study, with...

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