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The Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is offering to buy much of the property of the bankrupt Southern Vermont College in Bennington for $3.2 million.

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The Bennington, Vermont business community is bracing for the closure of Southern Vermont College.

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Students from Southern Vermont College are speaking out about the sudden closure of the college.

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Southern Vermont College will be closing its doors at the end of the current semester.

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Southern Vermont College

Like many other small colleges nationwide, Southern Vermont College in Bennington is confronting an existential threat. Facing declining enrollment, the college of about 350 students will have to defend its accreditation to the New England Commission of Higher Education on February 28th. WAMC spoke with SVC President David Evans about his plans to save the college.

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James White, the Provost and Dean of Southern Vermont College in Bennington, was recently named the next executive director of the Berkshire Arts & Technology Charter Public School. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with White to discuss his plans for the Adams, Massachusetts charter school.

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The former acting president of Southern Vermont College has killed himself after being accused of embezzling $400,000 from the school.

Vermont State Police say James Beckwith was found dead in his home Wednesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.