Education: New College for Sarasota

Starting with Harvard in 1636, U.S. Congregationalists fathered some of the nation's top colleges, including Amherst, Dartmouth, Howard, Oberlin, Smith, Wellesley, Williams and Yale.* In this century they have not launched a single four-year U.S. campus. Last week they announced a new start: New College in booming Sarasota, Fla. (pop. 34,083), which plans to open its gates by 1964 to 1,200 students of all races and creeds, will eventually have 2,400 undergraduates.

New College aims high. It will have a prestige campus, maintain Ivy League standards, borrow its tutorial system from Oxford. Already...

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