Vermont Committee Doubts Wisdom of Higher Ed Merger

November 6, 2009

A state panel has concluded that the University of Vermont and five state colleges in the state should not be merged, the Associated Press reported. The idea of a merger has been much debated in the state as a way to save money, but the panel concluded that the cultures of the university and the state colleges are too different. Instead, the panel suggested that they look for new ways to collaborate on selected programs.

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