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NEC in the News: The New York Times published “For Some Colleges, the Best Move Is to Merge”

NEC in the News: The New York Times published “For Some Colleges, the Best Move Is to Merge”

Oct 10, 2019

Higher education is different from business, and the essence of the school being acquired must be taken into account.

“Think of it as an arranged marriage.

…in this case, that the cultures of two very different institutions will result in a harmonious union.

One, New England College, is on 220 acres in rural Henniker, N.H. A river flows through the campus, and a nearby covered bridge adds to the Rockwellian tableaux.

The other, the now-renamed Institute of Art and Design at New England College, is based about 30 miles away, in six renovated historic buildings in downtown Manchester. (“Gritty,” is how Professor McCay describes it).

…The arrangement seems to have worked so far (for one thing, enrollment is up at both campuses of the newly merged institute), in part because this one checks most of the boxes that experts say can predict success.”

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