The King’s College was founded in the seaside town of Belmar, N.J., 70 years ago, before moving to Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., in 1955. The college closed after going bankrupt in 1994, and reopened five years later with 17 students after its backers raised enough funds.
Its setting, college leaders say, was a deliberate move. They wanted students to be exposed to new ideas and hone their intellectual chops far from the “holy huddle,” places that are religiously and ideologically sealed off from the rest of the world.
Comment: Better to have a Christian College in an urban center rather than deep in the woods!