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Friday August 26th, 2016 9:40AM

Montreat students rally against merger

By The Associated Press
MONTREAT, N.C. (AP) Students at Montreat College in western North Carolina do not want the school's trustees to proceed with a plan to merge with a school in Georgia.

Montreat officials said last summer they want to merge the financially troubled school with Point University, which has one campus near Atlanta and the second West Point, Ga.

Montreat's board met in a conference call Tuesday night to talk about the school's future. That meeting was not open to the public.

A group of Montreat supporters has been trying to raise $2 million in hopes of keeping the school independent. Montreat officials have said the school faces a $3 million deficit.

Student body president Jordan Lukacena said the goal of Tuesday's rally was to bring students together to address rumors about the school's future.
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