Critics of Corcoran-GW Merger Win Legal Standing

July 22, 2014

A District of Columbia judge ruled Monday that seven students of the Corcoran College of Art and Design, along with a faculty member and a staff member, have legal standing to challenge the merger of the college into George Washington University while much of the Corcoran's art collection would go to the National Gallery of Art, The Washington Post reported. Corcoran officials have said that their proposed reorganization is the only way to save the institution, but students and others disagree. Monday's decision means much more extensive legal consideration of the students' complaint that the new arrangement would hurt their educations and the values of the Corcoran.


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