Southern Vermont College: The closing of an institution of higher learning

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In early March, the Southern Vermont College board of trustees announced that there was “no way forward” for the college because of declining enrollment and related debt problems. They plan to close the institution at the conclusion of the spring semester.

The loss of SVC — one of three private small colleges in Southern Vermont shutting its doors this spring — comes as a shock to the community, as well as to students, faculty and staff who will need new places to study and work.

The Banner has been reporting throughout the process, as the region wrestles with the aftershocks of losing one of the town's key magnets for knowledge and community investment.

112 beginnings, 1 ending: SVC holds last graduation

112 beginnings, 1 ending: SVC holds last graduation

SVC supporter wants court to appoint a receiver

SVC supporter wants court to appoint a receiver

State colleges, hospital, lawmakers, others hope to retain key SVC programs

State colleges, hospital, lawmakers, others hope to retain key SVC programs

Dozens of schools attend SVC college fair

Dozens of schools attend SVC college fair

SVC discussion, possible land donation on table for Select Board meeting

SVC discussion, possible land donation on table for Select Board meeting

SVC says it will appeal loss of accreditation

SVC says it will appeal loss of accreditation

More details released on SVC financial condition

More details released on SVC financial condition

'One decision ... affected so many lives': SVC students react to school's imminent closing

'One decision ... affected so many lives': SVC students react to school's imminent closing

Shock as SVC announces closing

Shock as SVC announces closing

Students, past and future, react to SVC closing

Students, past and future, react to closing

Southern Vermont College closing

Southern Vermont College closing


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