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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 01:27 AM

Newbury College In Brookline Will Close At End Of 2019 Spring Semester

Another small liberal arts college on the outskirts of Boston is closing as it deals with "weighty financial challenges."

Newbury College in Brookline announced Friday that it intends to cease operations after the spring 2019 semester, though President Joseph Chillo said in a message to the college community that officials are exploring partnerships that could keep the school open.

"The Board of Trustees and I have concluded that it is in the best interests of our students, prospective students, faculty and staff to notify them immediately, so they can make the best decisions for their future," Chillo wrote in a message posted to the college's website. "Accordingly, we are providing this notice, before we are legally required to do so, because it is the right thing to do."

The college was founded in 1962. Its fall 2018 enrollment was 627 students and tuition for the current academic year is nearly $34,000.

Read more: https://www.wbur.org/edify/2018/12/14/newbury-college-closing

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Jake Stern Dec 2018 #1

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Tue Dec 25, 2018, 01:32 PM

1. A few ideas that might just save these schools

1. Ease up on the ultra-anal selectivity. Make their minimum requirements a little more lenient than a 3.99 GPA and 1598 SAT. Perhaps admitting more than 0.0000256% of applicants just might bring in more fee paying students.

2. Advertise. Let people know that they offer more than degrees in North Sentinelese Folklore and Icelandic Queer Literature Studies.

3. Go co-ed. Admitting men doesn't mean that the school is somehow compromised or that there will be a tsunami of harassment.

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