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  • This is a bit late but I didn’t see it mentioned here:

    Albright College (a D3 school in Reading, PA) cut both their men’s and women’s swim teams as well as cutting or leaving unfilled over 50 faculty and staff positions at the end of May/beginning of June.

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    • Originally posted by TheBigCat2192 View Post
      This is a bit late but I didn’t see it mentioned here:

      Albright College (a D3 school in Reading, PA) cut both their men’s and women’s swim teams as well as cutting or leaving unfilled over 50 faculty and staff positions at the end of May/beginning of June.
      This was after faculty had a no confidence vote against the college president and provost in April and the president resigned in May.

      (I work for the community college out there…might mean more students for us.)

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      • Albright College still has football though! Actually they need that for their enrollment numbers. Undergrad is around 1,300. Actually not bad considering some of these other smallish D2 schools have much lower numbers.

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        • Originally posted by cwfenn View Post

          This was after faculty had a no confidence vote against the college president and provost in April and the president resigned in May.

          (I work for the community college out there…might mean more students for us.)
          I’ve always been somewhat baffled by Reading having two private Christian schools. I know they’re associated with different denominations but it struck me as somewhat excessive, especially with KU in the same county plus RACC and in more recent times PSU Berks.

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          • Originally posted by Tech Boys View Post
            I've noticed that the CACC and NCAA logos are not on the Bloomfield College athletics site. The Saint Augustine's athletic site "not found" for several days now.
            I'm operating under the assumption that St. Augustine's, even if they have athletics this fall, won't be an NCAA member.

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            • Originally posted by Inkblot View Post

              I'm operating under the assumption that St. Augustine's, even if they have athletics this fall, won't be an NCAA member.
              I am too. Saint Augustine's not having football and after the sports Bloomfield College dropped neither are in compliance with sport sponsorship policy.

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              • Originally posted by chapmaja View Post

                CUAA is going to be done within 2 years in my opinion. Dropping all athletics is the worst possible thing this school can do. You may retain some of your students, but 70% of the students at CUAA are on at least 1 athletic team. Some of them may still attend CUAA after their teams get cut, but I suspect you will see a huge enrollment plunge and accordingly a huge financial collapse of the school.

                From what I am hearing, living not far from CUAA, this decision making isn't as much about the finanancial issues as school leadership is making it out to be. There is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes related to the university structure and it's affiliation at a Lutheran school that are behind these changes. I know at least one person on the committee looking into the situation with CUAA / CUW (they are all one school actually), left the committee because it wasn't looking into what the regents actually wanted them looking into.

                In my opinion, you may see a "new" school form out of this entire mess, but time will tell what that school would be like.
                I wish I was wrong, but today's announcement further's my ideas this school won't make it.

                All programs with the exception of 6, all in the medical field, will be transitioned to online learning only. Students are being told they can either take the classes online, transfer to CU-Wisconsin to complete their degrees or work transfer out to other insitutions where teachout programs are being developed.

                This absoltuely stinks of mismanagement by the president and management of the combined CUW-CUAA system. There was no warning of issues until February of this year, and enrollment had been increasing up until COVID. Even after COVID the enrolment was rebounding to nearly pre-COVID levels.

                From what I have read, the CUW campus actually is in just as bad or worse financial shape than CUAA, but CUAA is taking the brunt of the damage as a result of the issues.

                There were groups trying to seperate CUAA from CUW and those were rebuffed in favor of this mess.

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                • Another D3 school to close- Eastern Nazarene. Eastern Nazarene announces sudden closure - D3sports

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                  • Given the number of students, shouldn't be a surprise. Many of them had to be athletes. Gordon College will at least give them a closer option. I am not sure how many want to transfer to Ohio or Tennessee to finish their education.

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                    • I know that Oregon is moving to a new conference, but are they getting a new nickname too? They redid that forest fire of a basketball court, but instead of putting ducks on the floor they put on geese.

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                      • Originally posted by laker View Post
                        Another D3 school to close- Eastern Nazarene. Eastern Nazarene announces sudden closure - D3sports
                        It's so oversaturated in that part of the country. I know it's the higher ed capital of the world, but it's just not sustainable - especially in 2024.

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                        • The PBC and RMAC (the only two men's lacrosse conferences with fewer than 6 members) are joining forces for an auto bid: https://peachbeltconference.org/news...qualifier.aspx

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                          • DIII Keystone College who is already on closure watch - cuts 29 positions and several academic programs to ease financial pressure:

                            Keystone College cuts 29 faculty/staff positions, closes three low-enrollment programs | News | thetimes-tribune.com

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                            • Originally posted by laker View Post
                              I know that Oregon is moving to a new conference, but are they getting a new nickname too? They redid that forest fire of a basketball court, but instead of putting ducks on the floor they put on geese.

                              They're so big they might be Pterodactyls? LOL
                              Go Mustangs!

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                              • Originally posted by laker View Post
                                Another D3 school to close- Eastern Nazarene. Eastern Nazarene announces sudden closure - D3sports
                                I've seen a lot of colleges and universities with ties to religious denominations close in the past several years. And I wonder if these denominations offer to help these colleges financially?
                                Go Mustangs!

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