B-SC President Confident School Can Complete Academic Year
Plus: Field Hockey, Volleyball and Triathlon
NOVEMBER 8, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. B-SC President Confident School Can Complete Academic Year
by Associated Press
“Officials at Birmingham-Southern College say options are firming up to keep the 167-year-old private, liberal arts institution open at least for the rest of the school year after a hoped-for $30 million bridge loan from the state fell through.
The school’s president updated the campus community on the efforts to find additional funding and keep the school open, al.com reported.
“These developments give us confidence that, at a minimum, we will complete the academic year, during which we will continue to procure funds that will stabilize the College for the long term,” BSC President Daniel Coleman said in a letter Friday to the campus community. “That includes working with the Alabama Legislature, private donors and other entities.”
» Court Awareness. “Lawmakers created a loan program that would provide $30 million in bridge funds to any college that applied – just enough to get BSC back on its feet. But two weeks ago, Alabama State Treasurer Young Boozer III denied the school’s loan application, forcing the college to reevaluate its options. BSC officials, in a lawsuit that was later dismissed, said the school would shut down in December if they couldn’t find enough funding.”
» Reality Check. “A group of about 50 students traveled to Montgomery on Friday morning, armed with heartfelt letters, to make their case. Boozer’s office did not meet with the students, but said Boozer received their letters and would read them.”
» What’s Next. “Coleman said Friday that they’ll likely be able to put together enough funds to sustain operations, at least for one more semester.”
2. Let’s Get This Party Started
The 2023 DIII field hockey championship begins today with action at 10 campus sites.
St. Mary’s, Md. at #14 Kean, 3:30 | winner at #3 Christopher Newport
Keystone at #11 Lynchburg, 2:00 | Denison at #9 York, Pa., 4:00
#24 Ithaca at #25 Endicott, 4:00 | winner at #4 Johns Hopkins
Worcester State at #8 Williams, 6:00 | winner vs. #6 Salisbury
Johnson & Wales at #7 Bates, 6:00 | winner at #2 Babson
Hartwick at #16 Rowan, 2:00 | Southern Maine at #10 Tufts, 6:00
Susquehanna at William Smith, 5:00 | winner vs. #1 Middlebury
Stevens at #13 Cortland, 2:00 | winner at #5 Messiah
3. Juniata, Oshkosh Remain 1-2
Mackenzie Coley, Juniata
It’s conference championship weekend in DIII women’s volleyball and only three of the top-10 teams will not face a top-25 challenger in its weekend event.
Juniata (78), 27-0
UW-Oshkosh (8), 33-0
Washington U., 22-7
Johns Hopkins, 23-4
» Conference Tournaments We’re Watching. UAA (4-Emory, 7-NYU, 9-Washington U.); WIAC (2-Oshkosh, 6-Whitewater, 23-Stevens Point); MIAA (3-Hope, 11-Calvin); SCIAC (8-CMS, 19-La Verne).
4. Lightning Round
» 🏅 Triathlon. The 2023 Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships are set to take place Saturday, Nov. 11 as Tempe, Arizona, hosts the country’s top women’s varsity collegiate triathletes all vying for individual and team national titles. North Central (Ill.) is the top-ranked team in Division III.
» 🏊♀️ Swimming. Catch up on last weekend’s action in the pool with this roundup from SwimSwam.com.
5. Comings and Goings
FERRUM - Cameron Clark named assistant football coach
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