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Tue May 2, 2017, 02:37 AM

Students sue over Santa Fe University of Art and Design shutdown

Three students from the Santa Fe University of Art and Design have filed a lawsuit accusing the for-profit school and its parent company, Laureate Education Inc., of fraud and breach of contract for deciding to close the school following the spring 2018 semester.

“It’s not just the value of the four years that they lose,” said Santa Fe attorney Ben Allison, who is representing the students, “but the way it can affect their earning potential for the rest of their lives. There is a lot of stress and emotional harm that happens from this kind of disruption.”

The lawsuit, filed Thursday by Lucian Orsinger, Mark Baker-Sanchez and Calvin Ambrose Taylor in the First Judicial District Court in Santa Fe, seeks an unspecified amount in compensation for damages, including economic and emotional distress, as well as punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

Earlier this month, the university’s leaders, citing financial challenges and declining enrollment, announced they were closing the school in May 2018. The decision, which came after the collapse of a proposed sale to the Singapore-based Raffles Education Corp., left current freshmen and sophomores, who won’t have enough credits to graduate by then, scrambling to transfer to other schools. Only incoming seniors will be allowed to return to the midtown campus in the fall.

Read more: http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/education/students-sue-over-santa-fe-university-of-art-and-design/article_9e7e86e1-a441-5e7a-97a9-8d9104c9a8e9.html

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lapfog_1 May 2017 #1

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Tue May 2, 2017, 02:56 AM

1. Oh wow...

My niece was considering to go there for her undergraduate in arts...

I'll have to tell her to keep looking.

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