Finlandia University takes over former middle school building in Hancock, Mich.

Sept. 9, 2009
In return, students from town can attend Finlandia for free

From The Detroit Free Press: A deal hatched by two administrators over lunch will give Finlandia University, a private school in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, space to grow while more local youths get an opportunity for higher education. Finlandia will receive a classroom building no longer needed by the public schools in Hancock, a former mining town of 4,900, plus a nearby athletic field. In exchange, for at least the next 12 years, graduates of Hancock Central High who qualify for admission to Finlandia will get free tuition.

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