“Absolutely horrific update”
At this point, it looks like it will take a miracle to save Hampshire College.
The Daily Hampshire Gazette reports:
Hampshire College students warned of readmission, graduation limits
Hampshire College has told students who are on medical leave or withdrawn from the college that they will not readmit anyone who expects to graduate after May 2022.
Hampshire’s future is deeply uncertain after college President Miriam “Mim” Nelson announced in January that the school is seeking to partner with another institution in order to ensure Hampshire’s financial survival.
“We will not readmit any student for fall 2019 who expects to graduate after May 2022,” a March 1 letter from the college’s Center for Academic Support and Advising to students reads. “This means students must have completed the equivalent of four full semesters at Hampshire to be eligible for readmissions.”
The announcement caused a stir in the Hampshire community.
“Absolutely horrific update,” reads a post on the website of the group Save Hampshire College, which consists of alumni, parents and students. “This includes those who may be taking leaves of absence for health or personal reasons.”