Lincoln College closes after 157 years, blaming COVID-19 and cyberattack disruptions

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The closure of Lincoln College is a shocking turnaround for a small Illinois college that welcomes first-generation students and qualifies as a predominantly Black institution. © Google Earth 2022

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The 1918 influenza pandemic couldn’t bring Lincoln College down. Neither could the Great Depression or World War II. It survived a major fire and economic hardships. But the college is closing for good on Friday — the victim of two modern blights: the COVID-19 pandemic and a cyberattack.

It’s a shocking

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