14 colleges in NY likely to ‘perish’ in coronavirus pandemic

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  1. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    "More than a dozen colleges and universities in New York state are among those most likely to “perish” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new analysis."

    Nearly 90 schools are in danger of perishing, according to Galloway’s analysis, including five in Upstate New York and 14 statewide:
    • Adelphi University
    • Bard College
    • Daemen College
    • Fordham University
    • Hofstra University
    • Long Island University
    • Pace University
    • Sarah Lawrence College
    • Skidmore College
    • St. John’s University
    • St. Lawrence University
    • The New School
    • The Sage Colleges
    • Yeshiva University
    Note: Fordham University is listed in the “survive” quadrant on an infographic from Galloway, but the full list of schools says Fordham is expected to “perish.” Galloway has not responded to a request for comment.

    https://www.syracuse.com/coronavirus/2020/07/14-colleges-in-ny-likely-to-perish-in-coronavirus-pandemic-new-analysis-says.html
     
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  2. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

    Maybe one of these schools will merge with Excelsior College and Excelsior with ditch its horrible name.

    What were they thinking when they named that school?
     
  3. JoshD

    JoshD Active Member

    I do not see Fordham perishing.
     
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  4. Asymptote

    Asymptote New Member

    The data used in the methodology might be a bit suspect. But even if valid, would it really be an entire school that “perishes” or just certain programs. Many of these schools have specific programs that are quite strong.
     
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  5. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    There's a school in Jamaica named Excelsior Community College. It offers 4-year degrees, which is typical of CCs in Jamaica (though not the case in the U.S.).

    https://ecc.edu.jm

    There's a biscuit brand in Jamaica called "Excelsior." I love their water crackers. I have 2 packs in my cupboard right now (I never run out). It's actually the leading brand of water crackers in Jamaica. I never thought of Excelsior as a horrible name.

    https://gracefoods.ca/product/excelsior/

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  6. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    It's the state motto of New York. It's just not that bad a name.
     
  7. copper

    copper Active Member

    Unfortunately, NY continues to go ever downward.
     
  8. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    This is insane... maybe online college education will become the new normal?
    ... and real colleges will shut down. :rolleyes:
     
  9. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    Real colleges? So, what is online education?
     
  10. nomaduser

    nomaduser Active Member

    I meant non-traditional online classroom will be the next new 'normal' classroom.... and the traditional in-person classes will die out.
     
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  11. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Fake education. Kind of like fake news. :D
    In terms of closures, they may be trying to catch up to Vermont.
     
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  12. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    "Excelsior" is the state motto.
     
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  13. Marcus Aurelius

    Marcus Aurelius Active Member

    Yep, fully aware of that. I still think it's a terrible name for a school.
     
  14. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    I've always liked the name Excelsior. It sounds like the name of an elite secret society.
     
  15. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Active Member

    In my ears, it sounds like the name of a hotel. A wannabe-luxury hotel. This sort of thing you book for hours. But obviously, that is just me... :)
     
  16. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

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  17. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Well-Known Member

    X L C R

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  18. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly

    LOL! Meanwhile in Dominica it's all about Crix.
     
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  19. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I love it. Always have.
     
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  20. Jahaza

    Jahaza Member

    This is not a very persuasive list.
     

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