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The state is spending $80 million for a building the university admits it does not have sufficient funds to operate or maintain. That is a staggering admission.
May I suggest one of two other possibilities for that $80 million. For a four-year university with a six-year graduation rate of 15 percent — one of the lowest in the country — how about requiring higher academic standards?
Only if Coppin can bring its graduation rate up to at least 50 percent after four years, and maintain it at that level for three years, should funds be available for a new building.
Better yet, instead of handing Coppin $80 million for new buildings, close it and use the money to help develop our other schools, such as
Why are we afraid to admit that Coppin is a failed institution at every level? Coppin is a stain on the whole
Gary Bohlke, Baltimore