Rise to the Moment of Truth Sunday, October 1, 2023


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Birmingham City Council president opposes Birmingham-Southern bailout, resolution promising city funds to private college still passes

The Birmingham City Council passed a resolution Tuesday promising $2.5 million to $5 million to aid the financially troubled Birmingham-Southern College.

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Justin Bogie: Birmingham-Southern bailout could set dangerous precedent

Without ARPA funds, how does BSC plan to remain open? There are two likely solutions, both of which would set a new precedent for state government’s involvement with private higher education institutions.

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Birmingham-Southern decides to remain open for fall semester as legislators consider giving a loan after being bearish on bailout

Financially distraught Birmingham Southern College (BSC) is staying open after its board unanimously voted not to close its doors Wednesday night, despite failing to obtain a bailout from taxpayers. 

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Report: Birmingham-Southern Board of Trustees issues statement to campus telling students to not worry about possible closure, delays meeting to April 5

The Birmingham Southern Board of Trustees is still trying to figure out what to do in the face of lackluster legislative support surrounding the financially embattled private college’s requested $37.5 million bailout.

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Birmingham City Council debates pledging support for Birmingham-Southern bailout, delays decision to April

The Birmingham City Council is divided in its support for a Birmingham Southern College bailout, even as Gov. Kay Ivey, state legislators and a Jefferson County commissioner have already expressed disinterest in forking up money for the private school.