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ENDANGERED COLLEGE
(2008-01-02)
(wgvu) - THE ONLY HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE IN DETROIT
MAY HAVE TO SHUT ITS DOORS.
CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED TO RESUME JANUARY 14 AT LEWIS COLLEGE OF
BUSINESS. BUT THE SCHOOL HAS LOST ITS ACCREDITATION, IS TRYING TO
RECRUIT A PRESIDENT AND HAS JUST A FEW DOZEN STUDENTS ENROLLED.
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS REPORTS THAT SOME STAFFERS AT THE
80-YEAR-OLD SCHOOL HAVEN'T BEEN PAID SINCE OCTOBER.
THE ACCREDITING AGENCY THAT DETERMINED LEWIS WAS IN FINANCIAL
TROUBLE HAS AGREED TO LET THE COLLEGE TRY TO REGAIN ACCREDITATION
AS A NEW INSTITUTION. BUT SO MANY TUITION-PAYING STUDENTS HAVE LEFT
THAT IT ISN'T CERTAIN HOW LONG LEWIS WILL REMAIN OPEN.

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