Amherst seeks protections from college closings

August 14, 2019 |

Regulations being developed by the state’s Department of Higher Education surrounding the possibility of colleges and universities abruptly closing aim to protect students and faculty, but not the cities and towns affected by these decisions.

Understanding that a host community for a college or university would be impacted by the shuttering of a campus, Town Manager Paul Bockelman on Friday submitted to Department of Higher Education Commissioner Carlos E. Santiago a letter asking that these new regulations protect municipalities such as Amherst.

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