WESTMINSTER CHOIR COLLEGE
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2019 Report on Kaiwen Education
This paper reports on important recent developments at Beijing Kaiwen Dexin Education Technology Co., Ltd. (Kaiwen Education), using information from a variety of resources including the company’s response to a second request for information from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), a request prompted by Kaiwen’s desire to sell additional shares of company stock.... Click the title to access the report.
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Deja Vu Dell'Omo
In a meeting with members of the Rider AAUP executive committee, President Dell’Omo accused Rider’s faculty of ‘hiding in their classrooms’ while he does the hard work of 'saving the institution' from financial ruin.
He is wrong on both accounts... Click "Deja Vu Dell'Omo" to read more
Rider AAUP Informs State Assembly Members
Rider AAUP leadership informs Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey & Senator Sandra B. Cunningham of Greg Dell'Omo's plan to sell WCC to Kaiwen. Click the headline for all the documents.
"N.J. college's professors must now report to the Chinese government, union charges"
"Professors hired to work for a New Jersey college at its satellite campus in China have been told they are now effectively employees of the communist Chinese government, union leaders say."
"The professors, including more than 50 American citizens, were hired at Wenzhou-Kean University, a satellite campus Kean University launched in 2012 amid a trend of colleges partnering with the Chinese government in search of big profit"
Rider Administration gets failing marks by Princeton Review
Read Marshall Onofrio's email about labeling your stuff in your office.... heartbreaking.
August 17, 2018
Our Fight to Save WCC is Featured in Inside Higher Ed
October 15, 2018
"A Chinese company that until January went by the name Jiangsu Zhongtai Bridge Steel Structure Company plans to purchase a nonprofit American music college. What could go wrong? Plenty, argue faculty members, donors and alumni who oppose Rider University’s plans to sell the Westminster Choir College....."
New Lawsuit Raises Questions About Westminster Choir College’s Buyer
September 12, 2018
"As a Chinese company continues the process of purchasing the Princeton-based Westminster Choir College from Rider University, more concerns — and one more lawsuit — have surfaced."
New Information Reveals Chinese Corporation Plans to Take $20 Million Westminster Choir College Endowment despite Prohibitions Imposed by State/Federal Law
September 6, 2018
Filings in China Expose Illegitimate Profit Seeking Motive for Purchasing Non Profit Music School... In the Meantime, More Bad Economic News Belies Corporation’s Ability to Sustain WCC. Click the link to read more.
More Bad Economic News for Kaiwen Education
September 4, 2018
The linked report represents key information that has been drawn from Kaiwen Education's 2018 Semi-annual Report, dated August 7, 2018
Kaiwen Education: Public Relations Claims Versus Reality
Public statements and press releases by Rider University and its administration as well as statements released by Kaiwen Education and its newly announced, wholly controlled subsidiary, the Westminster Choir College Acquisition Corporation (WCCAC) present Kaiwen Education as a qualified, financially sound “partner” for Westminster Choir College.
The table here recounts some of these “claims,” which contrast starkly with the “reality” found in public sources...
August 15, 2018
AAUP Challenges Legitimacy of Newly announced Non-Profit Said To Be Created To Run Westminster Choir College
Click here to ready our response to the Westminster Choir College Acquisition Company's press releases.
August 8, 2018
Statement on Proposed Sale of Westminster Choir College
Faculty Union Vows to Continue Oppose ill-conceived Sale of Iconic Music School
June 21, 2018
Letter to the Board and Robert Schimek Response
June 7, 2018
A Failure of Due Diligence: Rider University’s Attempt to Sell Westminster Choir College
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Read about the proposed WCC sale in the New York Times
What is Happening to Westminster? And When did it Happen?
On October 29, 2015, Rider University President Greg Dell’Omo and Provost DonnaJean Fredeen give notice of layoff to 14 Westminster Choir College (WCC) tenured faculty and a number of long-time adjunct faculty, and, cancel 13 academic programs with no plan to... Click for a Chronology of the WCC Crisis.
Who is Offering to Buy Westminster?
Rider University's Board of Trustees announced on February 21, 2018, that it had agreed upon a non-binding term sheet for the purchase of WCC with Kaiwen Education Technology Co., Ltd., a for profit company. Click for a full explanation of what Kaiwen is (and was).
What is Westminster and Why is it Important?
From its beginning in 1920, Westminster has grown into one of the most premiere, world renowned music schools in the world. Click for a fact sheet of what Westminster is and some of its achievements.
"Buyer ID for Choir College Strikes Note of Alarm"
Kevin Shea, Trenton Times 3/4/18
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President Dell'Omo Lays Off Entire Westminster Faculty
Letter to Faculty
October 31, 2017
How a For-profit Company Might Ruin Westminster
October 18, 2017