MICA’s financial woes aren’t unique, but they could be tough to fix

Emily Kobert remembers when the dreaded email landed in her inbox that strange day in March 2020. The Maryland Institute College of Art instructed students to head home as the coronavirus snaked its way across the country and upended everything in its path.

Now a senior, Kobert, felt the ground shift beneath her feet again earlier this month as MICA administrators prepared the campus community for cuts to faculty and staff as well as college-wide “rescaling” that will condense departments. It’s the second time in a year the college has announced cutbacks, citing drops in enrollment.

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