Nick Paumgarten writing in The New Yorker, summarizes the evolving saga of the newly re-minted The King's College. The college recently had a fund-raising campaign built around their convenient charge of "anti-Christian" bias on the part of the state's Board of Regents, which the college (and National Review Online) said was rumored to be planning to extend the college's one-year accreditation by only an additional year, not five years as is common. (Of course, in the end, the accreditation was extended by five years.)
The college closed in 1994, but Campus Crusade for Christ--an evangelical collegiate proselytizing organization--resuscitated it in 1998.
The King's College's administrative offices are on the 15th floor, "in a suite once occupied by Oxford Shirts." The college takes their lease this fall. Classrooms, a "'leadership center,'" a canteen, and a small library will be in the lower lobby (located sub-grade), and the 250 students will live in nearby one-bedroom apartments--three to four students to a room (Welcome to Manhattan)--grouped in "'houses" with names like Ronald Reagan, Elizabeth I, and Winston Churchill.
The college's goal, according to its president, Stan Oakes, is "to educate students for national leadership.... [Students] will study politics, philosophy, and economics, and attempt, as Oakes put it, 'to bring sophistication to the defining questions: marriage, family, when to go to war, does poverty cause crime.'"