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Finally, Some Good Financial News About Fisk

Finally, Some Good Financial News About Fisk

by / on December 11, 2013

Tuesday, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools took Fisk off probation. SACS was concerned about the school’s financial situation. University officials had warned in the past the school could close because it didn’t have enough money.

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Fisk Remains on Probation with SACS

Fisk Remains on Probation with SACS

by / on December 11, 2012

Fisk University will stay on probationary status with it’s accreditor. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools still has concerns with the financial stability on campus.

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Stieglitz Sharing Arrangement Finalized

Stieglitz Sharing Arrangement Finalized

by / on August 3, 2012

The years-long court battle over Fisk University’s right to sell a stake in its art collection is officially over. The final order was entered yesterday, setting up how Fisk and the Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas will share the famous Stieglitz Collection.

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Supreme Court Denies Attorney General’s Motion to Appeal Fisk Art Deal

by / on April 23, 2012

The long court battle over whether Fisk University can sell a stake in a valuable art collection may be coming to an end.

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Favorable Ruling for Fisk Leaves Students Torn

Favorable Ruling for Fisk Leaves Students Torn

by / on November 30, 2011

Nashville’s Fisk University will end the week in better shape than it started, according to school President Hazel O’Leary. Fisk received approval to sell a $30 million stake in its art and use the money to shore up its precarious finances.

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Accreditation Officials Visit Fisk

by / on September 9, 2011

Officials from a regional accreditation group visited Fisk University this week. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has warned Fisk officials that the school is as at risk of losing its accreditation.

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Crystal Bridges Cools to Fisk Art

by / on July 5, 2011

The museum in Arkansas that’s offered a $30 million lifeline to Fisk University in exchange for art has lost some excitement for the deal, which remains tied up in court.

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Appeals Court May Hold Fate of Fisk

by / on June 28, 2011

A three judge panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals may hold the fate of Nashville’s Fisk University. The cash-strapped school made what could be a final plea Tuesday as it tries to get $30 million for a donated art collection.

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Tennessee AG Files Appeal in Drawn Out Fisk Art Case

by / on May 10, 2011

The Tennessee Attorney General wants to prevent Fisk University in Nashville from selling off its most valuable art collection, donated by Georgia O’Keeffe. State attorneys filed an appeal Monday, asking a state court to set aside a decision by a Davidson County chancellor that would allow Fisk to sell a share of the art to a museum in Arkansas.

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Fisk Celebrates Matthew Kennedy’s 90th

by / on March 25, 2011

One of Fisk University’s longtime professors is celebrating his 90th birthday this weekend. Matthew Kennedy lead the famed Jubilee Singers for nearly a quarter century, but it was the piano that brought him to Fisk.

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A Forgotten Chapter in Jubilee Singers’ History

A Forgotten Chapter in Jubilee Singers’ History

by / on February 11, 2011

The century-old recordings on “There Breathes a Hope” were made at a critical time when spirituals could have died off along with the last of the former slaves.

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Boyd Publishing and the Legacy of MLK

Boyd Publishing and the Legacy of MLK

by / on January 14, 2011

One of Nashville’s oldest publishing companies also played a supporting role in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday will be celebrated Monday.

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Judge Okays Fisk Art Sale, Stipulates How to Spend Proceeds

by / on November 4, 2010

Fisk University may get to sell a stake in its $74 million art collection, but the cash-strapped school won’t have much discretion on how to spend the proceeds. A judge has okayed the sale with stipulations.

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Judge Dismisses Attorney General Plan for Fisk Art

by / on September 14, 2010

A Nashville judge shot down a proposal by the Tennessee Attorney General to temporarily house a famed art collection at the Frist Center while the owner, Fisk University, gets its finances in order. The judge see’s the proposal as merely a short-term solution in a case that’s dragged on nearly five years.

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Fisk Conducts Vigil to Protest AG Proposal for Stieglitz Collection

Fisk Conducts Vigil to Protest AG Proposal for Stieglitz Collection

by / on September 13, 2010

Students at Nashville’s Fisk University gathered last night to make clear they want to keep their art. A proposal by the Tennessee Attorney General would place the cash-strapped school’s most valuable collection at the Frist Center.

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Frist to House Fisk Art Under State’s Proposal

by / on September 10, 2010

Nashville’s Frist Center could get to house an art collection owned by Fisk University that another museum is willing to pay millions of dollars for. Tennessee’s Attorney General has proposed that the Frist take over the Stieglitz Collection until Fisk gets its financial house in order.

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Tennessee Universities Win Clean Energy Grant

by / on September 9, 2010

A group of Tennessee universities have won a 20 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new clean energy technologies.

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Judge Wants Modifications to Fisk Art Deal

by / on August 20, 2010

A judge wants to see more options before allowing Fisk University to sell a 50% stake in its famed art collection to an out-of-state museum. A court decision issued Friday rejects the current proposal but affirms Fisk can’t afford to hold onto its art.

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Ruling Due in Fisk Art Case, University Counting on a Favorable Outcome

by / on August 20, 2010

A ruling over whether Fisk University can sell a stake in its famed art collection is due from a Nashville judge today. The historically black institution has said that if the answer is no, the university may have to suspend operations.

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Fisk Could Close its Doors if Art Goes Unsold, AG Says the University Could Be Bluffing

by / on August 10, 2010

Fisk University will be back in court this week trying to sell a 50% stake in its multi-million dollar art collection. The historically black school says if it can’t turn the art into $30 million cash, it may have to close its doors. The state Attorney General suggests Fisk is bluffing.

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