Sweet Briar College Asks To Sell Off Limited Assets Despite 6 Month Injunction

Amherst County, VA - Lawyers for Sweet Briar College are asking for permission to sell off some of its assets, after a judge ruled last week the school can't sell any assets for six months.{}The school's attorney sent a letter to the lawyer on the Jessica Campbell lawsuit, representing students, parents, and alumnae, asking relief from the injunction on a limited basis.Among the things the school wants to sell are 54 horses, citing the $27,000 a month in food and care, plus the $36,500 a month for the staff they would need to care for them.Sweet Briar would also like to sell or dispose of hazardous chemicals, as there won't be staff there after August to monitor them, and allow faculty to purchase their computers.{}Finally, they'd like to finalize the transfer of their junior year abroad program to Hollins University.Lawyer Elliott Schuchardt wrote in a response Monday he's surprised they are still moving toward closure since he says they have no legal authority to do so.{}He says until the school obtains a court order allowing them to stray from the original covenant from the founders, that they operate as an all woman's college, they can't work toward closure.{}Click Here to read the school's request.

Click Here to read the Campbell response.

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