A California-based seminary affiliated with the United Methodist Church dealing with financial woes was recently ordered by a court to sell its campus to a local consortium of higher education institutions although it hoped to merge with another college with ties to Methodism.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a ruling earlier this month ordering Claremont School of Theology to provide an offer to Claremont Colleges, Inc., a consortium of local schools, to buy the campus.
In a statement released on Jan. 6, CST said that while it is considering an appeal to the decision, the school aims to make sure that it receives a fair price for the property.
“Our number one priority is ensuring our current and prospective students maintain access to the world-class education they want and deserve from Claremont School of Theology,” said CST President Rev. Jeffrey Kuan in the statement.
“We hope to collaborate in good faith with The Claremont Colleges Inc. to identify a mutually beneficial and fair resolution to this matter that will allow CST to continue to operate on our present property, perhaps on a smaller footprint, while also supporting the future fiscal stability of our institution.”
In 2015, due to financial struggles, CST had expressed an interest in merging with Willamette University of Salem, Oregon, which has historic ties to the Methodist Mission.
However, citing a 1957 agreement, Claremont Colleges argued that it has the right of the first offer on the CST property and could purchase the property well below what CST was asking.
“We are pleased with the Court’s rulings,” a Claremont Colleges statement reads. “As invested members of the Claremont community for 135 years and firmly committed to our home, The Claremont Colleges are duty bound to protect the property entrusted to us for the benefit of our students, faculty and staff as well […]
Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
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I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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