First time I’ve heard about this:
Tent State University is a campaign that started in 2003 at Rutgers University and has been taken on by about 10 other schools so far. It is the realization of an alternative university in the midst of the old university. It symbolizes our dissatisfaction with the direction of the education system in the United States. With tents, workshops, alternative classes, open assemblies, and free art and music, we will build parallel democratic institutions to challenge the undemocratic control of our education. With your help, Tent State will take over the Diag this Spring, 2006!