Colleges: A Satellite Built for TV

It seems fitting that the newest addition to the fast-growing University of Toronto—home base for Canada's baffling communications theorist Marshall McLuhan*—is probably the most television-conscious college in the world. Fully 45% of the instruction at suburban Toronto's Scarborough College is transmitted throughout its single twisting concrete building (see color pages) by television. The college was literally built around its TV facilities.

Scarborough, which opened in 1965, is one of two "satellite" campuses of the University of Toronto created to handle an enrollment expansion from 19,300 fulltime students at present to 35,000 by 1970. The second, Erindale, will open across town next...

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