Educating the poor comes at a price for Pine Manor
Newton college looks to retool its finances
Pine Manor College was once a school for the white women of Boston. Then a new president committed to social justice transformed it into one of the country’s most diverse colleges by heavily recruiting first-time students from low-income families. The college’s mission earned nationwide praise. What it didn’t earn was money. Pine Manor itself became poor and now is wrestling with how it can stay committed to its mission and survive.