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Randolph College Will End Equestrian Program

July 5, 2018

Randolph College announced this week that it is eliminating its equestrian program. A statement from President Bradley W. Bateman said that the college is not in "financial peril" but must make responsible financial decisions. The program requires an annual subsidy of $350,000, has not been meeting its enrollment goals and uses facilities in need of renovation, he said. Many alumni have been urging the college to keep the program and raising money for an endowment to do so, but Bateman said that those efforts did not yield sufficient results.

Randolph was formerly a women's college, Randolph-Macon Woman's College. And women's colleges in Virginia's "horse country" have historically had popular riding programs.


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Scott Jaschik, Editor, is one of the three founders of Inside Higher Ed. With Doug Lederman, he leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Scott grew up in Rochester, N.Y., and graduated from Cornell University in 1985. He lives in Washington.

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