WXIA | Morris Brown Opens With 70 Students

School is back in session at struggling Morris Brown College but the historic school is a shadow of its former self. With major financial problems and no accreditation, only 70 students remain.

“We all stay in the same dorm together, we have study groups together, it’s like a little family,” said student Danesha Dixon, the president of a freshman class comprising of eight students.

The mass exodus of more than 1,500 students occurred after the historically Black college lost its accreditation last spring amidst allegations of financial mismanagement.

The campus now shows signs of neglect, there are few extracurricular activities and no sports teams. The number of students could drop as well as reality and disappointment set in.

“I was hoping to come here and try out for the basketball team as a walk-on basketball player and try to make something of my basketball career,” said Mareo Cox. “I really want to play ball.”

That testimonial may not have been the best PR Morris Brown could have wished for.

Isn’t it better to close the doors with pride, legacy, and history intact than to continue like this?

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