Monday, March 27, 2017

School Reuse

From the Thomas Aquinas College newsletter.

The College’s new, New England home owes its origins to a 19th century Protestant evangelist, Dwight Lyman Moody. A popular preacher who often attracted thousands to his services, Mr. Moody sought to broaden his evangelical efforts by providing a Christian education to young people of limited financial means. To that end, he founded two preparatory high schools in Western Massachusetts’ scenic Pioneer Valley: the Northfield Seminary for Young Ladies (1879) and the Mount Hermon School for Boys (1881).
In 1971 the schools merged to become a single, coeducation institution, the Northfield Mount Hermon School, operating on two campuses just a few miles apart. In 2005, however, the school consolidated onto the Mount Hermon campus. Four years later, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., purchased the Northfield property with the intention of giving it, free of charge, to an institution that would maintain it and continue Mr. Moody’s legacy of Christian education. Hobby Lobby then entrusted the property to the NCF, a leader in Christian philanthropy, to find a suitable recipient.



Even exclusive New England preps are experiencing the hollowing out of the middle class aspirants.  I'm glad they found a suitable reuse. 

21 comments:

Lawyerliz said...

They closed.my high school. No money, no students I guess. No nuns.

Lawyerliz said...

I went to type some stuff for my latest U U talk and the screen and icons are all screwed up, sez the hub.. actually he didn't say screwed up.

Lawyerliz said...

I can't access my profile. . Whatever that means, he sez.

Cinco-X said...

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/trump-doesnt-have-a-mandate-for-paul-ryans-agenda/


One can reasonably argue that it wasn’t a health care bill so much as a tax cut for high earners that used cuts to Medicaid, and reduced subsidies on the insurance exchanges, to pay for itself.

... And that is why I'm glad it failed!

Lawyerliz said...

Hub sez he has to take it in to the shop!!!

Rob Dawg said...

I'm glad "it" "failed" because now only one set of fingerprints will be on the crime.

Lawyerliz said...

Me too!!

Rob Dawg said...

Of course he didn't say "screwed up." No self respecting engineer would sugar coat.

Sorry but, I don't know how to fix that kind of data corruption.

Mike said...

I walked back thru my junior high school (i.e. middle school) a while back and was surprised how small/short everything was...water fountains, lockers, etc.

for some reason I remember us all being full grown...lol

Cinco-X said...

That too

Cinco-X said...

When I used to go to parent-teacher conferences are the time the kids were in elementary school, I found it ridiculous sitting with the teacher in those tiny chairs...

Mike said...

I found it ridiculous sitting with the teacher in those tiny chairs...


hahahahahaha

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/companies-that-would-be-impacted-by-medicare-negotiating-drug-prices-2017-3

Adjust your portfolios...

Cinco-X said...

http://www.businessinsider.com/who-is-alexei-navalny-vladimir-putin-russia-protests-2017-3


Should we start a pool?

Cinco-X said...

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/another-use-viagra-curing-hamster-jet-lag-180962613/

As though hamsters don't breed far enough already

Lawyerliz said...

MKts down, because buyers relied on Trump promises. How stupid can you be? Rely on a politician with your precious money? Rely on Trump? Even if you liked what he was promising? Rely?

Lawyerliz said...

How do you know a hamster is jet lagged?

Lawyerliz said...

Is there any chance of that happening?

Cinco-X said...

http://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2017/03/27/autistic_ancestors_played_role_in_human_evolution_110230.html


Vindicated!!!!!1!1!!

Cinco-X said...

Dunno... Maybe they aren't "doing it" as much as usual?

Encinitas Undercover said...

Same thing in Encinitas. Declining school population because the richies and vacation home-buyers are chasing the families out.