The upcoming June 1, 2017, closing of St. Joseph's College in Rensselear, Ind., raises in my mind the value of a separate discussion site for discussion about the shutdown of struggling colleges and universities. Maybe the CC community could share details known to them about the affected institutions, and perhaps we could engage in a discussion about the broad issues impacting struggling colleges and universities. Let this also serve as the OBITUARY PAGE for these entities, so their passing is properly noted in one central discussion location.
The 02/07/17 Wall Street Journal reported the 904-student St. Joseph's is a private, Roman Catholic College founded in 1891. https://www.wsj.com/articles/st-josephs-college-in-indiana-latest-small-college-to-close-its-doors-1486410556
Also see the following from Inside Indiana Business:
If Moody's Investors Service is correct in predicting that as many as 15 small private colleges annually are expected to close, this discussion topic should generate plenty to talk about and to share.