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by on October 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm in Current Affairs, Education | Permalink

Grand Canyon University Turns Down Free Campus Offer In Massachussetts.”

Foobarista October 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Probably a good business decision. Often, free ain’t, particularly on a property that may have lots of deferred maintenance; after all, the previous owner didn’t give it away because it was making lots of money and able to maintain the property well.

Hadur October 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Sounds like the local government did not want more students in the area.

Robert November 1, 2012 at 12:50 am

It’s probably also due to the fact that Western Mass in one of the most anti development places I can think of in the entire USA. I have met people who were ideologically even opposed to cell phones there – and quite a few of them. The irony is that there is quite a bit of poverty there and some lefties find it hard to connect the dots between a lack of jobs or very low paying ones and being anti-development.

athEIst November 1, 2012 at 9:37 am

The cost of putting in a Grand Canyon was prohibitive.

Mike g November 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm

Not too surprising that a town of 3,000 would be worried about a 5,000 student campus and being asked to help cover $30,000,000 in infrastructure. Sounds like it wasn’t a financial or cultural fit for either.

Probably a good call.

Jim Swindle November 1, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I wouldn’t be surprised if anti-Christian bias also played a part, though I have no evidence of that. .

Mike November 2, 2012 at 9:56 am

Quite a few Christian churches and a temple in the area, but no mosques … http://www.google.com/search?q=northfield,+ma+churches

The orginal school was founded by a Christian evangelist.

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