Bright & Early: Rough Around The Edges Edition

Good morning, Nashville. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve checked in with Fisk University, which was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy and trying to sell off its Georgia O’Keefe art collection to pay the bills. The university is now trying to come up with a way to raise $90 million by reaching out to alumni and community donors, hosting some musical events and awarding an honorary degree to “someone who [Fisk President Hazel O'Leary] promises will delight the students.” Fisk has seen numerous students drop out for financial reasons in addition to an overall decline in enrollment numbers which means less money flowing into the school.

Photo by Andrew Chelton.

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