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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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.
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.
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.
Nashville’s Fisk University helped develop crystals that are now being used to detect radiation in the country’s ports. On Thursday, the technology was recognized as one of the 100 most useful developments in the past year.