Funded by Urban Outfitters' Scott Belair, the Mountaintop Project is a satellite college campus at Lehigh that is devoid of any traditional courses.

Urban Outfitters co-founder Scott Belair is investing $20 million in his alma mater, Lehigh University, to set up a satellite campus, currently known as the Mountaintop Project, where innovation is prized and traditional college curriculum is thrown out the window.

Belair, who graduated from Lehigh in 1969 and went on to co-found Urban Outfitters a year later, made the endowment to regenerate two former Bethlehem Steel research facilities into a campus where Lehigh students can take a semester ‘abroad’ to gain a different educational experience.

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