Tuesday, September 02, 2008

"The lawsuits definitely impacted our enrollment because of the uncertainty they brought"

From the AP: "Lawsuits that challenged Randolph College's decisions to go coed and to sell valuable artwork have been resolved, but they apparently are having a lingering effect. The school's enrollment this fall is the lowest in about four decades, and officials say that's because prospective students were confused about the school's future."

The story adds that, since "opponents of the art sale withdrew their case in March, ... [t]he school has sold one painting, Rufino Tamayo's 'Trovador' ... for $7.2 million, and [Randolph president John] Klein said it will sell the other three when the market is right."