Newbury College, in Brookline, is closing at the end of the academic year. It's the second Boston-area college to announce its closure this year.
Newbury blames demographics and severe financial constraints in higher education. The school currently has students. The number of high school graduates has been declining, and for several years now, so has college enrollment.
This has made some small colleges vulnerable. Kathleen O'Connor Ives said there must be greater scrutiny of college administrations and boards.
Loo,ing Ives said more pressure must be put on college auditors, too.
Like Mount Ida College, which closed in May, Newbury offers generous financial aid to almost all its students. Orff and her family live in Franklin. She works at the Big Y supermarket, her husband at Target.
She says they thought with the financial aid, maybe they could send their daughter to college. But then Orff found out from a friend that the college is closing.
She had to tell her daughter.
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You don't offer somebody that much of a scholarship if you don't have any money. In a statement on the college's website, Newbury's president says he's lookimg exploring potential partnerships that would allow the college to remain open.
But he says he and the trustees concluded that it's in the best interest of students to notify them now of the college's intent to close after the next semester. We regret the error. Skip to main content.Housewives Looking Casual Sex Rathdrum Idaho