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Vermont college once run by Bernie Sanders’ wife slated to close

Politico ~ The small, private college in Vermont that was run by Bernie Sanders’ wife for seven years is closing amid financial and accrediting problems, according to multiple news reports.

Burlington College, which Jane Sanders ran from 2004 to 2011, will close its academic programs on May 27, The Burlington Free Press reported Monday. Jane Sanders’ tenure as head of the small college in Burlington, Vermont, saw the school spend millions to establish a new campus on 33 acres along Lake Champlain, as it sought to attract new students and donations, POLITICO reported previously. But the large expenditure didn’t pan out, and the school never recovered financially.
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The school was also on probation from its accreditor. The Burlington College Board of Trustees voted on Friday to close the doors, WPTZ.com reported. The school’s decision to close was made after it was notified that its line of credit would not be renewed, Vermont Public Radio reported. Burlington College officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

By KIMBERLY HEFLING, 05/16/16

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