The effort to save Sweet Briar College succeeded; it has been a wake up that a well-funded, well-respected and well-financed historic college could be taken to the brink by a greedy, incompetent board. No one thought anyone would have the gumption to do such a thing, and almost pull it off. Certainly people can be incompetent, but this went way beyond it.
The day before the announcement of the settlement with the Attorney General, Elizabeth MacDonald of Fox Business wrote a long, factual research piece on Sweet Briar that put all the other facts in perspective, and told exactly how the board ruined the school, and offered some explanations and ideas for the future. It is an important piece that anyone who cares about education should read. [Read more…] about Fighting for Our Institutions & Preventing the Next Sweet Briar