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There are 3 comments on New Book Takes Behind-the-Scenes Look at the BU/Wheelock College Merger and the Challenges Facing Many Small US Colleges

  1. As a bystander with ties at both BU and Wheelock, I was impressed with how this merger went. It seemed smooth on the surface, certainly not without some bumps, but I wondered if my perception was right and if I was simplifying the story to match my own hopes. I have often wondered what happens to the history of a place when it undergoes such a radical transformation. I will be glad to read this book and get an inside look at this big transition.

  2. A number of BU students and alumni
    we’re upset that Wheelock students with lower test scores would be considered BU andpast Wheelock alumni are now BU alumni
    They feel they don’t deserve to be BU
    I can understand but there is a snobby factor to most highly selective universities including BU. There are so many bright students that couldn’t get into BU because of GPA or test scores It is so artificial and there has to be a better way who to admit
    I hope these wheelock students took advantage of BU education
    Did BU follow these students to assist their needs?

  3. Didnt go well for most faculty and staff. During Chard’s 1st year it was all “we can do this”. Strange how this book can be written by 2 people that were at Wheelock less than 2 years. I know at my age it was tough finding another job and I lost my home. But they are both shining brightly.

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