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Montclair State and Bloomfield College Merge

Bloomfield announced last fall that it needed a strategic partner to remain viable. Montclair State University stepped up, and now a formal merger process is underway.

The Paradox of Higher Ed M&A

Colleges most in need of a lifeline through a merger or acquisition don’t tend to be attractive to would-be acquirers, Jeremy Greenwald Wolos writes. How can higher ed subvert this paradox?

A Merger Doesn’t Happen, and an Art Institute Ends

San Francisco Art Institute ceases operations after an effort to merge into University of San Francisco is rejected.

A Crosstown Merger in Philadelphia

Saint Joseph’s University and the struggling University of the Sciences merged on June 1. Higher ed observers expect more mergers to come as some small private institutions continue to flounder.

Marymount California University Will Close

Decision comes two days after a proposed merger with Saint Leo University was called off.

The Hope Center’s Revolving Door

Temple University hires outside counsel to investigate Sara Goldrick-Rab’s Hope Center. Numerous former and current employees say it’s about workplace climate complaints, but Goldrick-Rab says she requested the inquiry.

Bloomfield Turns to Montclair State for Help

Bloomfield College announced in the fall that it needed financial support to keep its doors open. Dozens of institutions responded, and now the predominantly Black college has a new partner.

‘Audacious’ Merger or ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Mistake?

Connecticut’s community colleges get the go-ahead from their accreditor to merge. Administrators celebrate while faculty members mourn.