Thursday, March 5, 2015

Sweet Briar’s Sudden Closure Plans Leave Students and Employees Scrambling

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Marach 5th, 2015


As alumnae of Sweet Briar College rallied on Wednesday around desperate efforts to save it from sudden closure, its students and faculty and staff members found themselves having to come up with new plans for their lives.
When the small women’s college closes for financial reasons, at the end of the current academic year, not only will its roughly 300 employees lose their jobs. Those who occupied 40 homes on its 3,000-acre rural Virginia campus face the prospect of having nowhere to live and, in some cases, potentially taking a hit on investments in their properties.

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