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Server Move

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The Bring Back Conserve site has moved to new servers due to the high traffic volume. Since the beginning of February, over 750,000 requests have been handled, and the strain was beginning to show in the form of slow loading pages and occasional timeouts. The move should be entirely transparent. If you're seeing this message, you have made it to the new server with us. The URL remains the same, and you can continue to log in with your existing username and password. Thank you for your continued support.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 March 2009 13:41
 

Alumni Meeting Update

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Attached are the offical email and meeting notes from the alumni's February 26th 2009 meeting with Stefan and Jennifer Anderson. The email is attached contains the questions that the alumni drafted before meeting with Stefan and Jennifer on the 26th.
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Download this file (Email to Stefan.doc)Email to Stefan.doc[ ]29 Kb
Download this file (Official Meeting Notes.doc)Official Meeting Notes.doc[ ]42 Kb

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Last Updated on Saturday, 14 March 2009 00:16
 

NYT Article: Private Schools Say They’re Thriving in Downturn

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Conserve School seems to be alone with its decision to shut down. While, everyone has been affected by the economic recession, everyone but Conserve School appears to be searching out creative ways of keeping their school afloat.

Here is the link to the New York Times article:  Private Schools Say They're Thriving in Downturn

From the article, with emphasis added:

... Many private schools say they are budgeting conservatively for next year and taking steps to offset any lost revenue from investments and the possibility of donor fatigue. In a letter released on Nov. 17, Dalton’s head of school, Ellen C. Stein, and Robert Kasdin, president of the board, wrote that while the school remained in “a position of strength,” mostly because it has no mortgages or other debt and fund-raising remains strong, it is "targeting efficiencies where possible” and “reviewing all capital expenditures.” ...
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Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2009 16:14
 

Donate to Conserve Community

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Conserve Community is now accepting donations for legal and other expenses. Legal and media efforts are both time-consuming and expensive, and Conserve Community greatly appreciates any contribution you can make to help defray these costs.

You can donate by clicking one of the buttons in the "Donate to Conserve Community" section on the left sidebar. Three preset amounts are available for your convenience, or you can choose a custom amount. Online donations are handled through Paypal for convenience and security, but it is not necessary to have a Paypal account to donate - just a credit/debit card. If you would prefer to donate by check, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2009 15:04
 

Other Media

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I thought this was interesting - because we were so prominently displayed in the New York Times, we seem to have generated a commotion on the blogosphere.

http://worthingtonstyle.blogspot.com/2009/03/boarding-school.html

http://blog.bobsquared.com/index.php/2009/03/07/parents-sue-trustees-over-prep-schools-shutdown-nytimescom/


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Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2009 16:32
 

Conserve School Lawsuit Makes The New York Times

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The lawsuit has made The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/business/07conserve.html?_r=1



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Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2009 22:10
 

Motion for Emergency Temporary Injunction Denied

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Vilas County Circuit Court Judge Neal A. Nielsen III denied plaintiffs' motion for an emergency temporary injunction, according to witnesses present at the hearing. A hearing regarding the permanent injunction has been scheduled for April 22, which in a beautiful twist of irony is also Earth Day. The April hearing will focus on the issues of standing and whether the court has the right to reform the trust. For the full text of the live blog from today's hearing, visit http://www.twitter.com/conservetrial
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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 May 2009 12:12
 

Culver Files Suit Against Conserve School

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Culver has filed suit against Conserve School in federal court. According to knowledgable sources, the lawsuit was filed last night in the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Details are scarce at this time, but it appears Culver also feels the semester program does not fulfill the terms of the trust. The case number is 09cv1413 and a copy of the complaint has been attached to this article.

Conserve Community and the individual plaintiffs who sued Conserve School are also named as defendants in the new lawsuit by Culver. Conserve Community is preparing a document that explains the new developments, but in the mean time the individual plaintiffs who sued Conserve School need not worry - Culver only included everyone in the lawsuit to cover all its bases and is not seeking anything from the plaintiffs in the Conserve Community lawsuit. The action is primaily targeted at Conserve School and echoes the arguments of the Conserve Community lawsuit - that the semester program does not fulfill the terms of the trust. The main difference is that Culver feels it should get the money instead of having the trust restructured.

 


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Last Updated on Sunday, 08 March 2009 19:46
 


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