Education: Learning on Wheels

The classroom door swung open barely two minutes after the start of Adelphi University's graduate course in Principles of Marketing. In walked a gray-uniformed functionary who matter-of-factly began punching the tickets of the equally nonchalant students. The scene was purest Marx brothers, and last week it began playing daily on the Long Island Railroad's Port Jefferson line. The classroom is a converted parlor car, and the students are commuters in one of two new programs to let businessmen take courses as they ride to and from New York City.

Adelphi offers a master's in...

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