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    Vermont Likely to Close 3 State Colleges

    https://www.wcax.com/content/news/Ve...569727971.html



    As an LSC alum, just a sad day but it's well known that Vermont doesn't give a shit about supporting secondary education so I can't say I'm surprised either.

    Have to imagine this would be another blow to Burke who can't take many more blows.
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    think we see more of this throughout the country
    gladerider

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    Do you think the massive adoption of online instruction during covid is a harbinger for more closures like this?

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    This on top of 3 other colleges deciding to close in past year.

    As a weather buff, Lyndon State is legendary. Terrible to close.
    2018/19 = 36
    2017/18 = 37
    2016/17 = 31
    2015/16 = Depressing
    2014/15 = 28
    2013/14 = 27

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    It's definitely a huge blow to the community. The state had been moving in this direction for a couple of years now. COVID-19 gave them the excuse that they needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    Do you think the massive adoption of online instruction during covid is a harbinger for more closures like this?
    Not sure about College . Yes to grade schools but I'm not sure if it will morph into some type of hybrid? Teachers unions have been fighting Charter schools for a long time now it seems they might be competing against them online .It's not a problem for people who have chosen to home school already but I'm not sure how parents who work will end up dealing with the new reality .

    It would be nice not to have to support large buildings and all the cost associated with busing .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimk View Post
    Do you think the massive adoption of online instruction during covid is a harbinger for more closures like this?
    may be.

    i think the reason why we see such closures now is more to do with economics than anything else. some of these schools and organizations around the country are too much in debt that they can't service.

    if i understand correctly, i think what you are asking is do online education push kids to take cheaper online classes over brick and mortar schools in general? i think it would be for some majors but not all. some specialized majors do require onsite instruction like doctors, nurses, chemistry, physics ant d engineering that require in person experiences. but i can see liberal arts schools withering away.
    gladerider

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    UVM has an endowment of $460M. The state colleges say they're closing campuses because of a $7-10m deficit. Seems to me it would be a wise investment for UVM to disperse some of their endowment to these schools to keep them up and running. These campus closures are potentially cutting off some future grad students for them.

    I shudder to think of what will become of Johnson and Lyndonville if these campuses close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    UVM has an endowment of $460M. The state colleges say they're closing campuses because of a $7-10m deficit. Seems to me it would be a wise investment for UVM to disperse some of their endowment to these schools to keep them up and running. These campus closures are potentially cutting off some future grad students for them.

    I shudder to think of what will become of Johnson and Lyndonville if these campuses close.

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    https://vtdigger.org/2020/04/17/uvm-...d-19-stresses/

    That endowment isn't enough apparently. Such a joke.
    2003-2004: 21; 2004-2005: 27; 2005-2006: 31; 2006-2007: 31; 2007-2008: 38; 2008-2009: 43; 2009-2010: 42; 2010-2011: 46; 2011-2012: 33; 2012-2013: 26 2013-14: 18; 2014-15: 17; 2015-16: 7; 2016-17: 14; 2017-18: 23; 2018-19: 34

    2019-20 days - 23
    Wachusett: 11/15, 11/21, 12/5, 3/15
    Stratton: 11/26; Mt. Snow: 12/3; Killington: 12/8, 3/2
    Sunday River: 1/21, 1/28; Snow King: 2/9
    Jackson Hole: 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14
    Sugarloaf 2/23, 2/24, 2/25; Waterville: 3/17
    Sugarbush: 3/8, 3/9 (w/MRG), 3/10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zand View Post
    https://vtdigger.org/2020/04/17/uvm-...d-19-stresses/

    That endowment isn't enough apparently. Such a joke.
    Pretty disgusting they are asking for that kind of relief or really any relief while state colleges are announcing closure.

    As a class of 2000 UVM alum, I'm immensely disappointed to read that.

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