The Chronicle of Higher Education
April 27th, 2015
Fifty-six faculty members at Sweet Briar College have sued to block their institution from closing, The News & Advance, a newspaper in Lynchburg, Va., reported.
The lawsuit, filed in a state court, seeks $42 million in damages for
tenured faculty members and an additional $2 million for nontenured
faculty. It also asks the court to issue orders preventing the college
from shutting down.
The women’s college, on a 3,250-acre campus near Lynchburg, announced suddenly last month that it would close
in August, shocking many in the campus community and prompting the
college’s supporters to begin an effort to keep the institution open.