Universities: Novel Ideas at Nova U.

Despite the financial obstacles facing most private universities (TIME cover, June 23), academe still has fearless optimists who figure they know how to beat the odds. No one is more con fident of ultimate success than Warren J. Winstead, president of the brand-new Nova University near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Brashly aimed at becoming a Southern counterpart to Caltech and M.I.T., Nova U. is being guided by a blue-ribbon panel of top educators, will open its first classes this fall with just 21 graduate students, all on full fellowships—and also with 25 Ph.D....

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