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Campus of Shuttered Green Mountain College Goes up for Sale, Bidding Starts at $3 Million

Campus of Shuttered Green Mountain College Goes up for Sale, Bidding Starts at $3 Million

“I’m sad for the faculty and staff because they’re from this area, and they’ve grown up here”

It’ll probably make a lovely condo community or resort. The setting is beautiful.

New England Cable News reports:

Bids for a Closed Vermont College Campus Will Start at $3M

Are you in the market for an indoor swimming pool? What about a library or a 400-seat theater? Perhaps 33 classrooms? Or maybe a piece of property that has all of these, and a carbon-neutral heating system as a bonus?

That’s what’s on offer in the auction of Green Mountain College’s campus in Vermont, with the bidding starting at $3 million.

The defunct liberal arts college and its 155 acres will go to auction on August 18 at 1 p.m., according to a news release from Maltz Auctions. The property was appraised in 2016 at $20 million.

Green Mountain College announced the closure in January 2019, saying the campus and its operations were no longer financially viable. The nearly 200-year-old private college in Poultney was known for programs in environmental and social sustainability.

“I’m sad for the faculty and staff because they’re from this area, and they’ve grown up here, and their kids go to school here,” said senior Chelsea Wimble at the time. “It’s just so devastating.”

When it closed, it “literally changed the entire town of Poultney,” said hair salon owner Mel Kingsley in September, as the town was figuring out how to adjust to the loss of Green Mountain College.

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It would nice if Hillsdale College could acquire it and expand the facility as a Rush Limbaugh Institute for Advanced Conservative Studies.

Hell, Rush has the cash and Hillsborough has the American talent.

They taught “social sustainability”, but couldn’t sustain themselves.

“Those that can’t do, teach”.

daniel_ream | July 12, 2020 at 6:14 pm

It would be an interesting phenomenon. There are a number of wealthy conservatives that have to be approaching that “what will my legacy be” stage, and getting into the education market would be a way of pushing back on the cult-Marxist BS.

You’d have to put in place some kind of bulwark against Conquest’s Laws, but surely there’s a market for colleges with a strong classical liberal arts and sciences curriculum?

Maybe the Catholics could buy it back? Failing that, I hope Anaconda opens an open pit copper strip mine there, whether or not there’s copper.

Connivin Caniff | July 13, 2020 at 8:35 am

Maybe they could just transform it from its former use into an educational facility for higher learning.

Somebody please refresh my memory. Didn’t Green Mountain College make the news a few years ago with some off-the-wall, outrageous, obnoxiously politically “woke” statements from faculty? If so, that could explain much.
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