Schoolhouse Beat

Alumni, friends want to keep St. Paul, Minn., art school open

A group of alumni and friends of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Minn., have put together a plan to persuade school trustees to keep the institution open. The Minneapolis Star Tribune says the group is pursuing a three-pronged proposal to streamline academic offerings, unload some of the college’s property and beef up fundraising and marketing. The board of trustees decided earlier this year that the college will close at the end of the semester.

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