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Old 04-03-2019, 10:42 PM
 
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A recent bill tried to consolidate three historically black colleges and universities - Albany State , Fort Valley, and Savannah State.

The lawmakers who created the plan didn’t want that. They were pushing to put these three under their own Board of Trustees and not under the Georgia State Board of Regents.

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Legislation sparks talks of HBCU mergers

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Old 04-04-2019, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Something needs to be done. The 3 HBCUs are struggling big time.
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Old 04-04-2019, 04:39 AM
 
Location: Macon, GA
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Good luck. The alumni of said institutions will never go for this. If only HBCUs are being looked at for more consolidations then there will be questions posed.
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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If only HBCUs are being looked at for more consolidations then there will be questions posed.
Other schools in the University System have been consolidating en masse over the last decade, so that wouldn't be an issue.

The problem with this merger would be the distance. No other Georgia college has merged with another so far away as Albany, Fort Valley, and Savannah are to one another.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Considering that 2 of the top 3 HBCUs in the country (Spellman and Morehouse) are in Atlanta ... it’s a shame that the state’s public HBCUs rank so terribly.
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Old 04-06-2019, 08:43 AM
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Other schools in the University System have been consolidating en masse over the last decade, so that wouldn't be an issue.

The problem with this merger would be the distance. No other Georgia college has merged with another so far away as Albany, Fort Valley, and Savannah are to one another.
Savannah State should have been merged with Armstrong St. That ship has sailed with the Georgia Southern-Armstrong St. merger. Albany merged with Darton.

Ft. Valley is the one that doesn't seem to have much of a purpose. It should be merged into Albany or Middle Georgia.

The idea of pulling them out of the University system of Georgia and creating a separate "segregated" system is very 1950s.
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Old 04-06-2019, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Columbus, GA
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The Darton and Albany State merger is pretty fascinating and sad.

Darton, a two year college, had more enrolled students than ASU and roughly half of them were black and the other half white.

After the merger, almost down to a one, the black students kept going to ASU while the white students went elsewhere.

The merger is still young though, ASU still has some time to turn around the bad start.
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