The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


April 6, 2009

Wartburg College's "concerns about debt" in Chronicle of Higher Education

The April 10, 2009 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education includes a story about Wartburg College, one of the 28 colleges and universities of the ELCA.

The article reports that the college has carried $88 million in debt since 2005.

"Yes, we have high debt," William E. Hamm, interim president, told the Chronicle. "A riskier position to be in, frankly, is to have insufficient enrollment" or inadequate facilities.

The article also mentions a 1,000-student protest against a range of greivances, including higher tuition. The March 25 protest took place on "Outfly" day (previously set aside for community service), and was covered by the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

Read more:

"Concerns About Debt Hover Over a Small College in Iowa" in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

"Wartburg students hold protest" in the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.

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