Oleana Foundation – College Propsed for Medfield State Hospital Site

I met this afternoon with Vincent Rocchio and Eric Terzuolo of the Oleana Foundation, who are looking to site a new liberal arts college and 100 units of elderly housing at the Medfield State Hospital site.

Their idea =
1.    Liberal arts college for 1,000 students at the Medfield State Hospital site
a.    $10,000 per year tuition, room and board
b.    Professors live at site and contribute to running the place
c.    Few administrators
2.    100 units of housing for the elderly at the site

Looking for collaboration with the Town of Medfield
1.    Use and contribute to the Medfield High School library
2.    Have Medfield Police Department provide security at their college
3.    Share bulk purchasing with the Town of Medfield and its schools

The three selling points of their concept =
4.    Innovative
5.    Access
6.    Green

Financial
7.    They feel there is grant money available for the uses they propose, particularly in the manner in which they propose it
a.    e.g. – green renovation of college buildings

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4 responses to “Oleana Foundation – College Propsed for Medfield State Hospital Site

  1. 100 units of elderly housing mixed with 1,000 undergraduates boarding there sounds like a recipe for lots of conflict.

  2. Medfield police provide security? If this is the case the police would need funding for additional officers and equipment. We already have a small force considering tge population size of our town. I’m certainly not opposed to tge idea, I think the college would be an excellent addition to the town. However that would overburden the police department unless they helped to increase it’s size.

  3. Thanks – Enjoyed this article, can I set it up
    so I get an email whenever you make a fresh article?

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