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United States Open University Announces Plan To Cease Operations,


>From The Doyle Report

The Board of United States Open University today announced plans to end
operations at the end of the spring semester. "The decision to close
follows a difficult period in which student enrollment growth has been
slower than anticipated," stated Chair of the USOU Board of Directors,
Carolynn Reid-Wallace. "Our action has become essential once our parent,
The Open University (U.K.) determined that the substantial additional
funding that would be necessary to achieve stability could not be
justified in terms of current market conditions.