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Author Topic: Wheeling Jesuit  (Read 1419 times)

Coleman

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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #25 on: April 10, 2019, 12:00:40 PM »
Hoping they can survive or find a merger partner.

Interesting. Who would there be to merge with in Wheeling, WV? Its not like NYC or Chicago where there are similar schools.

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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #26 on: April 10, 2019, 12:16:58 PM »
Interesting. Who would there be to merge with in Wheeling, WV? Its not like NYC or Chicago where there are similar schools.

The most "similar" nearby school -- and I'm defining similar primarily as private/Catholic -- is Franciscan University of Steubenville.  That's less than 30 miles away.  I'd be surprised if they merged.  Honestly, I'm curious what advantage there would be for any school to merge with WJU -- what would they bring to the table?
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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #27 on: April 10, 2019, 12:44:25 PM »
The most "similar" nearby school -- and I'm defining similar primarily as private/Catholic -- is Franciscan University of Steubenville.  That's less than 30 miles away.  I'd be surprised if they merged.  Honestly, I'm curious what advantage there would be for any school to merge with WJU -- what would they bring to the table?

Ah, I suppose that would potentially work...as a satellite campus or something. Although Franciscan University of Steubenville is kind of the antithesis of a Jesuit University.
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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #28 on: April 10, 2019, 01:41:20 PM »
Ah, I suppose that would potentially work...as a satellite campus or something. Although Franciscan University of Steubenville is kind of the antithesis of a Jesuit University.

Yeah, they are two very different schools.
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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #29 on: April 10, 2019, 02:06:19 PM »
It was announced today that WJU will lose its Jesuit affiliation following this academic year. So I'd imagine if it's still open next year, it's gotta get a new name.

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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #30 on: April 10, 2019, 03:57:53 PM »
It was announced today that WJU will lose its Jesuit affiliation following this academic year. So I'd imagine if it's still open next year, it's gotta get a new name.

Sounds like it’s all but over. Sad.

I’d guess that whatever school exists after next year - if anything - will share little more than real estate with WJU.
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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2019, 08:16:48 PM »
Jon Beilein needs to step up
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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #32 on: April 11, 2019, 07:18:49 AM »
It was announced today that WJU will lose its Jesuit affiliation following this academic year. So I'd imagine if it's still open next year, it's gotta get a new name.
This may open up some potential merger partners .Maybe they could now become the Wheeling Campus for Duquesne.

Eliminate the duplicative administrative overhead and they could be off and running.

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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2019, 07:33:46 AM »
The problem is the debt load on their buildings and that the Wheeling area has lost half its population over the last 50 years.  Duquesne would probably prefer those students just transfer up to Pittsburgh. Assuming they have room for them.

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Re: Wheeling Jesuit
« Reply #34 on: April 11, 2019, 11:42:30 AM »
The problem is the debt load on their buildings and that the Wheeling area has lost half its population over the last 50 years.  Duquesne would probably prefer those students just transfer up to Pittsburgh. Assuming they have room for them.

Diocese of Wheeling owns the buildings. They forgave the university's debt, and rent the entire campus back to them for like $2500 a month, which is about the same as my mortgage payment.

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« Reply #35 on: April 11, 2019, 11:53:58 AM »
Diocese of Wheeling owns the buildings. They forgave the university's debt, and rent the entire campus back to them for like $2500 a month, which is about the same as my mortgage payment.


OK thanks.  Didn't see that.