Universities: Upstart U

On 640 rolling wooded acres near Stony Brook on New York's suburban Long Island, a team of well-paid and highly ambitious educators are creating a university so fast that they audaciously call it "Instant Caltech." At three other sites in New York, similar "university centers" are rising with similar speed, and "the day is not far off"— in the cool claim of Stony Brook President John Sampson Toll— "when the State University of New York will have sur passed that of California. We are young, flexible. By comparison, they are old, too...

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