Education: Phantom College

The last word in candor, a college that admitted it had no expectation of holding classes has been launched in New York.

The college, just founded, got its name and its money from the late Paul Smith, Adirondack mountain guide who made a fortune running a hotel. It has a president (Peddie School's Teacher Earl C. MacArthur), a campus (the hotel grounds in Paul Smiths, N.Y.), an administration building, a charter—and it expects to have a student body and award degrees. But it will have no teachers, books or courses. It plans to send its students elsewhere to get an education.

When Paul...

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