University Backs Out Of Deal For Free Campus

Oct 31, 2012

An Arizona college has backed out of a deal   for a free 217 acre campus in western Massachusetts.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports

   Just five weeks after Grand Canyon University was named recipient of the Northfield Mount Herman School campus a  spokesman confirmed the deal is off.  The for-profit Christian college had planned to spend $150 million to eventually host  5,000 students. But the spokesman said further review uncovered tens of millions of dollars in extra costs and he said there was significant  local resistance .  Steve Green, whose family owns the campus said they were disheartened by the decision, but would begin a new search to give away the property.